Today, Arrow has shared the first look at the black and white award-winning film The Righteous, which marks the directorial debut of actor and writer Mark O’Brien (AMC’s “61st Street”, Blue Bayou, Ready or Not).
Starring O’Brien, Henry Czerny (Ready or Not, Mission Impossible, “Revenge”), and Mimi Kuzyk (The Day After Tomorrow, The Final Cut, “Shadowhunters”) The Righteous is “a unique and darkly engaging spiritual thriller, strikingly shot in black and white, and tells the story of Frederic (Henry Czerny) a grieving man struggling with his faith, who helps an injured young man, Aaron Smith (Mark O’Brien) who stumbles onto his property one night, claiming to be lost in the woods. Frederic and his wife (Mimi Kuzyk) invite the man to stay for the night, but Frederic soon begins to have doubts about this enigmatic stranger’s story – and his motives for being there. When Aaron asks Frederic to commit an unspeakable deed, it becomes clear that the man is not who he seems, and has been sent to test the very limits of Frederic’s existence.”
The chiller made its World Premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival in 2021, winning the Cheval Noir and Silver Award, and has since gone on to win a Bloodie at the 2021 Blood in the Snow Film Festival, and the Grimmfest Award at the 2021 Grimmfest.
“As a dedicated fan of Arrow Films, I am beyond thrilled to be partnering with them on my debut feature film and continuing my relationship with Vortex Media. Arrow Films are a filmmaker and cinephile’s dream. It’s an honor to be a part of their tremendous catalog.” the director stated about working with Arrow.
The Righteous, is set to be released on June 10, 2022.