Strand Releasing has made Michael O’Shea’s critically-acclaimed Cannes Film Festival selection, “The Transfiguration,” widely-available after a very limited theatrical run. I was informed that the film is now available to rent via Vimeo's On Demand service for $7.99 - although only in the USA right now.
The horror drama stars newcomer Eric Ruffin, alongside Chloe Levine, in a New York City-set story of "love, loss and obsession," as the film is described. The story follows a teenage outsider (Ruffin) who takes refuge from bullies in the apartment he shares with his older brother, where he immerses himself in the world of vampires. A chance encounter with a new neighbor (Levine) leads him to develop new feelings but it may not be enough to quash his dark urges.
If star Eric Ruffin looks familiar, it may be because he appeared in several episodes of CBS' "The Good Wife," playing Dylan Bishop, son of powerful Chicago drug lord Lemond Bishop, who was played by Mike Colter ("Luke Cage").
Eric Ruffin in "The Transfiguration"
Susan Leber - whose credits include Sundance winner "Down to the Bone" directed by Debra Granik and Ti West’s first feature "The Roost" - is the film's producer.
“Mr. O’Shea’s film is a unique hybrid that audiences and critics will be compelled by,” said Strand Releasing’s Jon Gerrans in a previous statement.
And now anyone with broadband internet access in the USA can watch the film on VOD (Vimeo on Demand) right now here. For a preview, check out 2 clips from the film, its trailer and poster below.
Here's clip # 1:
And here's the film's trailer: