Casting News For Destry Spielberg’s ‘Please Don’t Feed The Children’ Comes Out Of Cannes

May 20, 2023

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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Out of Cannes comes casting news about the upcoming “elevated” horror film Please Don’t Feed the Children, the feature directorial debut of Destry Allyn Spielberg.


The cast includes Zoe Colletti (Only Murders In The Building, Boo Bitch and Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark), Regan Aliyah (Marvel’s Ironheart and Netflix’s XO KITTY), Andrew Liner (‘Vampire Academy,’ ‘Bang Bang,’ ‘Gray Matter’), and Michelle Dockery.


In Please Don’t Feed The Children, “after a viral outbreak ravages the country’s adult population, a group of orphans head south in search of a new life, only to find themselves at the mercy of a deranged woman harboring a dangerous secret.”


Please Don’t Feed the Children is produced by Jason Dubin (Who Invited Charlie?, Babysitters) and his Perry Street Films banner, Josh Kesselman (“The Great,” “Devil’s Peak”), and Michael Hagerty (“Old Henry”).


Set to begin principal photography in Santa Fe, New Mexico, next month, the film was penned by Paul Bertino.


Destry Allyn Spielberg is already an award-winning director, having won Best Thriller at the City of Angels Women’s Film Festival in 2022 for her short film, Let Me Go The Right Way. She co-wrote the screenplay with Owen King (“Sleeping Beauties”), and it premiered at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival. Destry is currently developing the feature “Four Assassins (and a Funeral)” with Thunder Road Pictures. She has also appeared in multiple award-nominated films, including Paul Thomas Anderson’s Licorice Pizza. She is repped by WME, Sugar 23, and Gang Tyre.



“I am over the moon about this cast! Each of them shine in their own special ways. They are all beyond devoted to their craft and their hard work shows. Huzzah!” Said Destry Allyn Spielberg.


“We’re thrilled Zoe, Reagan and Andrew have joined Michelle and the talented team of Please Don’t Feed The Children, a uniquely fresh take on a trusted genre that is both commercially viable while staying true to its artistic integrity” said producer Jason Dubin. “With Destry at the helm, an amazing team in front of and behind the camera, and an incredible script, Please Don’t Feed The Children will keep moviegoers on the edge of their seats throughout the film and conversation going well after the movie has ended.”




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