THE LAST SURVIVORS
In a barren, post-apocalyptic America, water is everything - and it's in dwindling supply in the action-packed drama THE LAST SURVIVORS. The suspenseful directorial debut of production designer Tom Hammock (The Guest, You're Next) comes to VOD and all digital platforms from Dark Sky Films on August 4, 2015. The film will also be available day & date on BD/DVD.
Featuring a sterling young adult cast, visceral in-camera action and hailed by critics and genre film fans on the festival circuit where it played as 'The Well,' the film has been compared to The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Book of Eli, Mad Max and Twilight.
THE LAST SURVIVORS centers on a teenage girl fighting to protect the last working well in a drought-stricken land. At the edge of an expansive, dusty valley, all that remains of the Wallace Farm for Wayward Youth are some hollowed-out husks of buildings. Seventeen-year-old Kendal (Haley Lu Richardson of The Bronze, and ABC Family's Ravenswood) can barely recall when the Oregon valley was all lush farmland. It's been a decade since the last rainfall, and society at large has dried up and blown away.
Kendal and her last friend on earth, Dean (Booboo Stewart, The Twilight Saga, X-Men: Days of Future Past) barely scrape by while dreaming of escape. Dean is ill and can stay alive only by drinking water regularly - luckily, he and Kendal have access to a special well with enough water for both of them. But when a greedy water baron lays claim to what little of the precious resource remains underground, Kendal must decide whether to run and hide or bravely fight for the few cherished things she has left.
Co-starring Max Charles (The Amazing Spider-Man, American Sniper), Jon Gries (Napoleon Dynamite, Taken), Michael Welch (The Twilight Saga), Jacqueline Emerson (The Hunger Games) and genre veteran Barbara Crampton (You're Next, Re-Animator, We Are Still Here), THE LAST SURVIVORS is a suspenseful look at a futuristic world where only the most resourceful survive. The film was written by Tom Hammock and Jacob Forman (All the Boys Love Mandy Lane) and edited by director Adam Wingard (The Guest, You're Next, VHS 1,2). Billy Federighi and Dante Federighi (Adventures in the Sin Bin) are the executive producers, and the producers are Seth Caplan (Independent Spirit Award Winner In Search of a Midnight Kiss, The Young Kieslowski), Chris Harding (V/H/S/2), Jacob Forman and Tom Hammock.
The film, which was an Official Selection at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival, has enjoyed a long run on the festival circuit and won critical acclaim. "Hammock may have begun his career making worlds for other directors, but given a chance to create his own here, he not only succeeds but excels," wrote James Rocchi of Indiewire. LA Weekly's Amy Nicholson said, "Apocalyptic nightmare THE LAST SURVIVORS doesn't need a gimmick - it's as brutal and beautiful as genre flicks get." Christopher Runyon of Movie Mezzanine called it a "lovingly crafted indie genre picture you wish was made more often. ... a traditional blockbuster story, but told with spareness, economy, intimacy and a refreshingly DIY aesthetic."
THE LAST SURVIVORS