LEVEL 16 – Release Date, Trailer + Poster Debut in Theaters 3/1

LEVEL 16, News


Dark Sky Films Proudly Announces The Release Date and Trailer Debut
For Festival Darling with Wicked Feminist Punch

LEVEL 16
IN THEATERS AND ON VOD
MARCH 1, 2019

In the thematically rich fantasy Level 16, teen-aged Vivien (Emmy-nominated actress Katie Douglas) and Sophia’s (Celina Martin) are locked away in a sterile top secret facility where they’re taught the finer points of “feminine virtues” by Miss Brixil (Sara Canning), a Stepford-like headmistress, and left to question what fate awaits them when they age out of the institution.

Wedding of-the-moment concerns (think The Handmaid’s Tale) to throwback aesthetics (think Joss Whedon’s criminally under-appreciated Dollhouse by way of Argento employing a desaturated palette), writer/director Danishka Esterhazy (Black Field, H&G) crafts a sinister allegory that packs a wicked feminist punch.

Film Synopsis

Sixteen-year-old Vivien is trapped in The Vestalis Academy, a prison-like boarding school, keeping to herself and sticking her neck out for no one. Until she is reunited with Sophia — the former friend who betrayed her. Together the girls embark on a dangerous search to uncover the horrifying truth behind their imprisonment. Soon running for their lives, the girls must save themselves or die trying.

Studio Name: Dark Sky Films

Written and Directed by: Danishka Esterhazy

Produced by: Judy Holm, Michael McNamara, Stéphanie Chapelle

CastKatie Douglas (Compulsion, TV’s Mary Kills People), Celina Martin (Nickelodeon’s The Other Kingdom, CW’s iZombie), Sara Canning (Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, War for the Planet of the Apes), Peter Outerbridge (NBC’s Taken, Syfy’s 12 Monkeys, BBC’s Orphan Black), Alexis Whelan (Lucky 7),  

Amalia Williamson (TV’s Northern Rescue)
TRT: 102 minutes
Country: Canada
Rating: Not Rated
Language: English
Genre(s): Thriller

The following talent is available for interview opps:

Sara Canning

Katie Douglas

Celina Martin

Director: Danishka Esterhazy (phoners only)

THEATER LIST (updated as of Jan. 15) 

New York City – Nitehawk in Brooklyn

Yonkers, NY – Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers

Los Angeles – Laemmle Music Hall

Houston, TX – Alamo Drafthouse LaCenterra

Austin, TX – Alamo Drafthouse Mueller

Kansas City, MO – Screenland

Colombus, OH – Gateway

Phoenix, AZ – FilmBar



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