IFC Midnight announced today the release date for Randall Okita’s home invasion thriller See For Me. In the first trailer, which was also released today, we see a blind house-sitter pit against three thieves.
The film stars visually impaired actor Skyler Davenport as the blind house-sitter, Sophie. Kim Coates, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Pascal Langdale, Joe Pingue, George Tchortov, Laura Vandervoort, and Emily Piggford also star.
In the film, “when blind former skier Sophie accepts a last-minute house-sitting job in a secluded mansion, she awakes in the middle of the night to find the house under invasion by a group of thieves seeking a hidden safe. Her only means of defense: a new app called “See For Me”, which matches her with a volunteer across the country who uses Sophie’s cell phone to see on her behalf. Stubbornly independent, Sophie is reluctant to accept help until she is connected to Kelly, an army veteran who spends her days playing first-person shooter games. As the game of cat-and-mouse with the intruders escalates, Sophie is forced to learn that if she’s going to survive the night, she’ll need to take all the help she can get.”
Directed by artist and filmmaker Randall Okita, See For Me is a Wildling Pictures Production written by Adam Yorke and Tommy Gushue, and produced by Matt Code and Kristy Neville, with David Di Brina executive producing. The film is produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada and Ontario Creates. The sophomore feature from Randall Okita, who previously directed The Lockpicker and acclaimed VR experience The Book of Distance, See For Me made its World Premiere at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival, where critics took notice of Okita’s confident direction and intricate staging.
SEE FOR ME is an innovative take on the home invasion thriller and an impressive showcase of Randall’s skills as a storyteller and visual artist, with nail-biting twists and turns that are perfect for IFC Midnight audiences. It’s also an exciting debut by lead actor Skyler Davenport, who really anchors the film with their expressive and complex performance.” Arianna Bocco, President of IFC Films, said.
See For Me
opens in select theaters and we be released on VOD and on Digital on January 7, 2022
While I am not sure if the film was inspired by a particular app, there are real apps like “Be My Eyes” that connect those that are vision-impaired with both professionals and volunteers when they are needed. If you would like to volunteer please visit the Be My Eyes
website or download the app on your phone.