Sci-fi Thriller ‘Reflect’ Sees A Journey Of Spirit Turn Into Terror

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December 7, 2023

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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Cranked Up Films has just announced the North American VOD release of the film Reflect. This gripping sci-fi metaphysical thriller marks the feature film debut of talented writer-director and star Dana Kippel.

Reflect follows a group of friends who embark on a transformative spiritual journey through challenging obstacles. However, their journey takes an ominous turn when they realize they are being observed by mysterious hooded entities with a sinister agenda. The film delves into themes of self-discovery, hidden forces, and the fight for control, promising an exhilarating and thought-provoking viewing experience.

Kippel headlines the film as Summer, delivering a captivating performance alongside a talented ensemble cast. Grace Patterson, Jadelyn Breier, Marissa Patterson, Ariana Williams, and others bring their characters to life with depth and conviction. Behind the scenes, Kippel’s dedication shines through her role as producer alongside a team of passionate filmmakers committed to bringing this captivating story to the screen.

Reflect has already garnered critical acclaim, premiering at the prestigious Chandler International Film Festival and securing screenings at renowned festivals like the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival, the Sydney Science Film Festival, and the ETHOS Film Awards International Film Festival. This recognition further underscores the film’s potential to resonate with audiences seeking a unique and thought-provoking cinematic experience.

Unhappy with her current relationship, Summer sets out on a road trip to Sedona, AZ, accompanied by her four gal pals to a spiritual obstacle course. Upon arriving, they are greeted by their uncanny host, Hermes, who leads them into the vast desert scape, which becomes the foreground for their unknowingly participating in the interdimensional game show.

Transported, they begin a colorful, surrealistic journey of the soul, diving into issues surrounding trauma, mental health, and female relationships. The girls start to go missing one by one as we discover mysterious hooded figures are following them. As the tension rises, who will figure out how to escape this and become the last one standing, ultimately winning The Game of Life?

Prepare to be captivated by the film’s innovative blend of sci-fi, metaphysical elements, and suspenseful narrative as it embarks on a journey to audiences’ minds and hearts. Watch it on VOD platforms like Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play, and Vudu starting January 9, 2024. You can pre-order it now on Apple TV.

Be sure to take a look at Apple TV’s excellent new sci-fi series “Monarch: Legacy of Monsters,” which sees all the monsters of Godzilla’s world come to life on the small screen.

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