Chimera, the highly-anticipated sci-fi thriller will be holding its North American premiere on Wednesday Aprill 11th as the opening feature of the Boston International Film Festival (BIFF).
The attending audience will enjoy the distinguished presence of Oscar® and two-time Golden Globes nominated actress Kathleen Quinlan, LGBT-rights advocate and actress Erika Ervin and first-time writer-director Maurice Haeems as well as cast members Henry Ian Cusick, Kathleen Quinlan, and “American Horror Story” actress Erika Ervin a.k.a. Amazon Eve.
“Chimera was filmed entirely in Massachusetts for which the producers give thanks to the assistance of the MA Film Office and to the tax credits offered by the MA Department of Revenue. Most of the production’s below-the-line crew and supporting cast are from the region and/or have ties to the state. Given Chimera’s deep connections to Boston and Massachusetts, the film’s North American Premiere is fittingly taking place on Opening Night at the 2018 BIFF.”
We viewed Chimera not just as a stunning piece of genre filmmaking, but as a fascinating character study and an exploration of love and loss, obsession and redemption. We loved the sincerity and intensity of the performances and the way the creative elements came together to produce a compelling cinematic experience,” said Patrick Jerome, the Executive Director of the festival. “It gives me great pleasure to present the North American Premiere of Chimera at the Opening Night of the 2018 Boston International Film Festival,” he concludes.
Actress Kathleen Quinlan brilliantly portrays her character Masterson, the story’s antagonist. “There was a corporate greed and a voracious disregard for life I found intriguing with Masterson,” she says about her villainous role. “She perceives everything and everyone as her prey,” she adds.
Chimera is a Praxis Media Ventures production. Written and directed by Maurice Haeems and produced by Jay Sitaram and Eric B. Fleischman. Consulting producers include Eric M. Klein and Franco Sama.
To celebrate Chimera’s North American premiere the producers have released a brand-new teaser and trailer.