Actor Christopher Denham takes his second turn in the director’s chair with this finely crafted horror-thriller starring Pablo Schreiber (The Wire, Orange is the New Black), Aaron Staton (Mad Men), and Wrenn Schmidt (Boardwalk Empire). Brothers Sean and Mike Neary, along with Mike’s wife Wit, head out on a hunting trip that doubles as a distraction from their troubles at home. But ignoring the “closed” sign and heading deep into an overgrown nature preserve, they soon find their troubles are only beginning. When all of their gear is stolen, they immediately turn on each other. But the hunted can only survive so long standing alone. Just when you think you have heard the story before, Preservation twists into a sharp and startling take on why we fight and, in our tech-obsessed age, what we have been missing out on in the great outdoors.
Length: 88 minutes
Director: Christopher Denham
Screenwriter: Christopher Denham
Producer: Jennifer Dubin, Cora Olson
Editor: Brendan Walsh
Cinematographer: Nicola B. Marsh
Executive Producer: Connie Cummings, Anne Renton
Composer: Alexis Marsh, Samuel Jones
Cast: Wrenn Schmidt, Aaron Staton, Pablo Schreiber
Christopher Denham recently wrote and directed the critically-acclaimed, Home Movie, for which he won the Citizen Kane award for “Best New Director” at the Sitges International Film Festival and the Silver Audience Award at the Toronto Afterdark Film Festival. As a playwright, his plays have been produced Off-Broadway and have been hailed by The New York Times as “compulsively watchable…toe-curling terror.” Amongst his many credits as an actor, Christopher appeared in Argo, for which he received a 2013 SAG Award for Best Ensemble Performance.