From Gareth Bryn comes his dark, brooding piece The Passing, and we are pleased to announce that the film will receive a worldwide digital and VOD release tomorrow, Tuesday, June 12th, and below we have the first official trailer and more. This one looks absolutely captivating and it comes as no surprise that his one scored a slew of 2016 BAFTA Cymru awards. Check out the trailer and official clip below and let us know if you’ll be keeping an eye out for this or not?
From the Press Release:
Global Digital Releasing recently announced the worldwide digital and VOD release date of the award winning film THE PASSING. Leading up to its official release on Tuesday, June 13th, the distributor is now debuting the official trailer, poster and newest clip, “The Visitor.”
The film, which was acquired for North America by XYZ Films, revolves around two young lovers (Annes Elwy and Dyfan Dwyfor). They crash their car into a ravine in the remote mountains of Wales. Dragged from the river by a mysterious figure they will later come to know him as Stanley (Mark Lewis Jones). Together, they are taken to a ramshackle farm, a place untouched by time. As events unfold, we learn the explosive truth about the young couple’s past. More unsettling still, we discover the ghostly truth about Stanley and the tragedy of the valley he once called home.
Shot in the beautiful Welsh countryside, the film was written by Ed Talfan and directed by Gareth Bryn. In addition to winning three 2016 BAFTA Cymru awards: Best Actor: Mark Lewis Jones, Best Writer: Ed Talfan and Best Production Design: Tim Dickel, the film also won the Univercine Jury Award in the Nantes British Film Festival. Also, the film was nominated for Best Debut Screenplay, in the British Independent Film Awards 2016. The film has also been critically acclaimed by multiple press outlets such as The Hollywood Reporter and The Guardian. Sight and Sound Magazine stated: “watertight in its construction, and steeped in all manner of melancholic transgressions. As satisfying as it is profoundly sorrowful.” And Popoptiq.com exclaimed: “…The Passing is a masterstroke of allegory and mood that continues to haunt long after it’s over.”
The film will be available in North America and across the globe on major platforms such as iTunes, Amazon Instant, Seed & Spark, Google Play, Sony PSN, X-Box Live, Vudu, Vimeo on Demand, Steam, Roku, Crackle, Hoopla and Tubi TV. Cable VOD will follow at a later date.