VFX wizard Matthew Charles Santoro is applying his craft more than a decade later in his career with a sprawling new debut currently compelling filmgoers to look at independent sci-fi in a whole new light. Higher Power hails from Magnet Releasing on May 11 in select theaters, digital and VoD releases and the latest trailer is deservedly getting its preferred attention and praise.
When the Universe decides what it wants, it’s pointless to resist. With his family’s life at stake, Joseph Steadman finds himself the unwilling test subject of a maniacal scientist in a battle that could save the world, or destroy it.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura produced the film (as he did a number of blockbuster franchises) as well as Greg Siegel, Evan J. Cholfin and Ross M. Dinerstein. Ron Eldard stars along with Colm Feore, Jordan Hinson, Marielle Jaffe and Austin Stowell from a script by Santoro and co-scribe Julia Fair.
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