Like Me, Most Beautiful Island, and Psychopaths‘ producer Jenn Wexler makes her directorial debut with The Ranger, which premieres Monday, March 12 in the Midnight Section at SXSW. Today the trailer has arrived giving a PSA turned nightmare feel.
In the film, after “Chelsea and her friends get in trouble with the cops, they flee the city and go on the run. Fueled by a hallucinogenic drug called Echo, they hope to lay low-and get high-in an old family hideout in the woods. But Chelsea’s got reservations about going back to nature and secrets she’s not sharing with her friends. When a shot rings out, her past comes crashing back, and the punks find themselves pitted against the local authority- an unhinged park ranger with an axe to grind.”
Jeremy Holm (Mr Robot), Chloe Levine (The OA), Amanda Grace Benitez (All Cheerleaders Die) co-star alongside Granit Lahu, Jeremy Pope, and Bubba Weiler.
Novelist Ed Kurtz provided the film’s voiceover and featured music from punk musician Wade MacNeil, who scored the film. The Ranger was written by Jenn Wexler and Giaco Furino.
Andrew van den Houten and Ashleigh Snead for Hood River Entertainment, Larry Fessenden, and Heather Buckley, Glass Eye Pix produce along with Wexler.