VMI Worldwide has acquired global rights to Martin Guigui’s supernatural thriller The Unhealer. Today, Dread Central is thrilled to exclusively debut the film’s trailer and artwork. Check them out and read more about The Unhealer below.
The Unhealer is led by a trio of veteran film and television stars; Natasha Henstridge (Species, The Whole Nine Yards), Lance Henriksen (The Terminator, Aliens) and Adam Beach (Suicide Squad, Flags of Our Fathers). The players depicting high schoolers, who just might not make it to their senior year, are Elijah Nelson (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Thundermans), Kayla Carlson (CSI: NY, Secrets of the Mountain), David Gridley (The Last Ship, Guidance), Angeline Appel (The Ranch, The Fosters), Will Ropp (Speechless, The Dejects), Gavin Casalegno (The Vampire Diaries), and Mike Gray (Barry, Snowfall).
The story of The Unhealer follows Kelly (Elijah Nelson) a teen boy with an unusual eating disorder who is constantly bullied in school. His mother (Natasha Henstridge) enlists the help of a faith healer (Lance Henriksen) to heal her son but the ritual goes horribly wrong. Kelly is not only healed but obtains supernatural powers that allow for whatever pain that is inflicted on him to be felt by his aggressors. Kelly uses his new power to seek vengeance on the classmates that bullied him.
Award-winning film director Martin Guigui is at the helm of The Unhealer. He most recently directed and co-wrote the action-drama 9/11 starring Charlie Sheen, Whoopi Goldberg, Gina Gershon, and Luis Guzman depicting individuals trapped in an elevator in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Guigui wrote his first feature film, My X-Girlfriend’s Wedding Reception (1999) which won critical acclaim on the festival circuit and launched his career as a writer/director.
The film is produced by Cristi Harris, J. Shawn Harris, Tony Hannagan, Galen Walker, and Natasha Henstridge.
“This film is very special to me especially since I got the opportunity to shoot the picture in my home state. I am ecstatic to finally have the picture introduced at Cannes by VMI Worldwide, this picture has been a labor of love and I look forward to its steps towards distribution.” – Cristi Harris.
“It’s been an incredible experience working with Martin, who’s such a talented director and Massimo Zeri, our brilliant cinematographer. And, of course, our amazing actors, who took our characters, breathed life into them, and took them on a journey through our story to places we never dreamed!” – J. Shawn Harris
The Unhealer is penned by Kevin E. Moore and J. Shawn Harris. VMI will introduce the picture to buyers in Cannes.
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About VMI Worldwide:
VMI Worldwide is one of the leading, independent film sales, distribution and production companies based in Hollywood, California. Founded in 2010 by Andre Relis, VMI has an impeccable reputation in the industry by building a strong collaborative and transparent relationship with filmmakers, financiers, and distributors. VMI’s mandate is to support high quality independent filmmaking by bringing together visionary talented filmmakers and collaborating with financiers and distributors.
VMI’s latest titles include: WANDER starring Aaron Eckhart and Tommy Lee Jones, ARKANSAS starring Vince Vaughn, Liam Hemsworth and John Malkovich, WAKE UP starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Francesca Eastwood, IN HARMS WAY starring Emile Hirsh and Crystal Liu (a Asian World Film Festival Official Selection), OUTLAWS AND ANGELS starring Luke Wilson (a Sundance Official Selection), FORESAKEN starring Kiefer and Donald Sutherland (a Toronto Official Selection).