By MICHAEL GINGOLD
A frightening trip into the woods is coming to chill you later this winter.
1091 Pictures has announced a February 9 VOD and digital release date (platforms will include iTunes/AppleTV, Amazon, Google Play and Microsoft) for SATOR, a very personal, practically one-man project by filmmaker Jordan Graham. Written, directed, produced, edited, scored and lensed by Graham, who took seven years to complete it, the movie stars Michael Daniel, Aurora Lowe, Gabriel Nicholson, and Rachel Johnson alongside Graham’s late grandmother, June Peterson. The synopsis: “Secluded in a desolate forest home to little more than the decaying remnants of the past, a broken family is further torn apart by a mysterious death. Adam [Nicholson], guided by a pervasive sense of dread, hunts for answers only to learn that they are not alone; an insidious presence by the name of Sator has been observing his family, subtly influencing all of them for years in an attempt to claim them.”
“SATOR is quite personal to me,” Graham says. “It delves into my family’s dark history with mental illness surrounding a supernatural entity, and uses home video footage to create an interwoven piece between documentary and fiction.” The movie has won praise at festivals such as the Fantasia International Film Festival, Telluride Horror Show, Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, Imagine Film Festival and others.