Award-winning screenwriter Christopher Greenslate has been climbing the ladder for sometime now through television and feature production developments. He’s only recently directed his first feature with the current release of Saviors from Cinedigm and Glass House Distribution, after winning awards at festivals in Madrid and in Beverly Hills among the praise its received from around the world.
In a single, continuous take spanning multiple locations, writer and director Christopher Greenslate takes his audience deep into an amazingly taut and suspenseful ride through the racially charged world filled with a hateful divide many people face every day.
SAVIORS follows a young woman as she embeds herself into a white power group to locate her adoptive African-American mother but on her first night, she is forced to test her allegiance to the group when she finds herself needing to make a life or death decision after the group returns from a rally with a van holding black hostages.
The film is now available on DVD and Digital, and stars Megan Johnson, Nathaniel Stroud and Joe Cadiff. Greenslate, whose own experiences with dangerous white nationalists in the southern California punk and hardcore music scene serve as the basis for his inspiration, penned the script. As the film’s presser notes, “he’s found a visceral and visually eloquent way to bring these relevant issues to screen in his debut film.”
“I grew up around and was often in confrontation with dangerous white people, so the film reflects that,” said Greenslate. “Unfortunately, what’s happening around the country and most recently in Kenosha is nothing new. White people have either been perpetrators of violence, or have shirked responsibility for too long. It’s as if white people have been asleep, allowing ourselves to live in this dream life where everything’s fine. So, if the life of this film and its impact is to help puncture the dream then I’ve done my job.”