Watch: Full UK Trailer for Post-Apocalyptic Thriller 'The Survivalist'

January 21, 2016
Source: YouTube

The Survivalist

"Would you be able to spare some of your crop?" Bull Dog Distribution has released a new UK trailer for the post-apocalyptic thriller The Survivalist, from writer/director Stephen Fingleton. Martin McCann stars as the Survivalist, a man living in the forest after an apocalyptic disaster has left most of the world in desperate search for food. Similar to the low key post-apoc thriller Z for Zachariah (which I recommend seeing - rent it on iTunes), out of nowhere two people (two women) show up at his place. This almost seems like the opposite of Z for Zachariah, which is about a woman survivalist found by two men. I'm intrigued.

Here's the first full UK trailer for Stephen Fingleton's The Survivalist, found via The Film Stage:

The Survivalist Poster

In a time of starvation, a survivalist lives off a small plot of land hidden deep in forest. When two women seeking food and shelter discover his farm, he finds his existence threatened. The Survivalist is the feature debut of Irish writer/director Stephen Fingleton, of a number of short films previously. Fingleton also wrote the screenplay. This first premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2015, and also played at the Belfast, Galway, Zurich, Stockholm, Stiges and London Film Festival. Fingleton's The Survivalist opens in theaters + on VOD in the UK starting February 12th, but is still searching for a US distributor. Thoughts?

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  • After seeing what happened in the few days after hurricane Katrina, I would imagine humanity turning very nasty very quickly. Will watch this for sure.
  • shiboleth
    Those apocalyptic narratives. Why so many of them these days?
      Ebb and flow.
      • shiboleth
        I'm not sure of that. I think they prepare us for harsh living conditions.
        • DAVIDPD
    It seems like compassion always ends up effing up these poor bastards' lives.
  • Terry Craig
    Damn, this looks intense. Definitely on my radar.
  • denverchris
    That trailer is a masterclass in wringing tension from stock music, a few random shots and nothing else.
  • awesome!! on my priority list!




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