One of the last theatrical releases I helped curate under the Shock Till You Drop/The Orchard distribution partnership is Preservation from filmmaker Christopher Denham.
Denham is not only a talented actor, but a director in his own right and with Preservation he tells an effective, taut survival horror tale.
The film follows brothers Sean (Pablo Schreiber), a recently returned veteran, and Mike (Aaron Staton), a hedge fund manager, who head out of town to hunt in a closed nature preserve with Mikes wife, Wit (Wrenn Schmidt) a brainy anesthesiologist in tow.
With Sean unhinged from his stint in the military, and Mike distracted by career ambition, this was not the romantic getaway Wit was hoping for. But soon the trio is threatened by an unseen menace, and the hunters become the hunted.
A camping trip in the woods turns into a contest for survival. When the brothers are stalked and ensnared, Wit must unleash her own animal instincts or else end up a trophy.
Preservation will hit select theaters and VOD on January 9, 2015.