Writer/Director Michael O’Shea’s modern take on vampire lore made its debut at the Cannes Film Festival.  Before release next month, it will screen at the SXSW Film Festival as part of its “Festival Favorites” section.  To celebrate, we have both a new trailer and new poster.  While it does appear to be a slow-burn thriller, at least based on the trailer, it also looks quite moody and atmospheric. Gritty and violent, with very young leads makes for an interesting concept worth exploring.

What’s also intriguing is O’Shea’s honoring of New York’s traditional low budget genre fare, which he pays homage to by including genre veterans Lloyd Kaufman (The Toxic Avenger, Troma President) and Larry Fessenden (Habit, Glass Eye Pix founder) in the cast.

Starring Eric Ruffin and Chloe Levine, The Transfiguration will make its SXSW debut on March 10, 2017 at 9:30pm CST.  The film opens in New York on April 7 at the Angelika Film Center before opening in Los Angeles on April 21 at the Nuart Theater.

An official selection at the Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Michael O’Shea’s debut feature The Transfiguration follows troubled teen Milo who hides behind his fascination with vampire lore. When he meets the equally alienated Sophie, the two form a bond that begins to challenge Milo’s dark obsession, blurring his fantasy into reality. A chilling portrait of violence, The Transfiguration is an atmospheric thriller set against the grit of New York City.