Theatrical Distribution April - June 2015 (NY, LA, FL, NC, UT, PA, DE, ME, OH), Available on DVD, iTunes, Amazon, Netflix and 1.5 Million Hotel Rooms on LodgeNet, Trailer has Received Over 5 Million Views on One YouTube Link Alone, Was Also Featured on iTunes' Top 25 Trailers
Winner: Stubbornly Independent Award, Tallgrass International Film Festival, October 2014
Winner: Best Dramatic Feature, Manhattan Film Festival, June 2014
Official Selection: Austin Film Festival, October 2014
Official Selection: Las Vegas Film Festival, July 2014
Special Screening: Woods Hole Film Festival, July 2014
Special Presentation: Blackmagic Design Event, August 2014
Private Screening Events: Hosted by Tribeca Film Institute during the Tribeca Film Festival with after party at Catch Rooftop, New York / Hosted by Peter Davis at the Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn / United Talent Agency Headquarters, Los Angeles
Plot: After an alcohol induced blacked-out night of drinking, Teddy discovers he has severely beaten his wife, Molly. As he attempts to redeem himself to her she must decide whether or not she will take him back. Her mother, Angela, continuously expresses her disapproval while her brother, Gordon, falls in way over his head as he tries to hire an ex-con, Howard, to kill Teddy.
About: The Living is a dramatic thriller structured as two separate, but interlocking stories: one a quest for redemption and the other a self-corrupting voyage. The film balances the bleak with the humorous, and suspense with drama, creating a film that is commercial while still retaining an independent feel.
Location: Shooting has taken place in former mining towns within Northeastern Pennsylvania. The production was based around a working class community to reflect the lives of the characters. Using beautiful scenery mixed with suburban decay, the town and surrounding areas have helped to create the ambiance of a gorgeous film with a menacing feel.
Camera: The Living was the first narrative feature film to be shot on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. This revolutionary new camera allowed the achievement of a visual quality previously unattainable at this budget level. Both graceful and raw the footage is poignant yet a visceral film experience.