Following its world premiere last November at the New Filmmakers NY Film Festival, Brian Levin’s feature directing debut, Union Bridge, was picked up by Breaking Glass Pictures for a Los Angeles premiere on May 15 with a DVD/VOD release slated for May 19.
Penned by Levin, the Lynchian southern gothic thriller stars Scott Friend (Fourteen) in the role of Will Shipe, the scion of a powerful family living near the Mason Dixon line, who returns to his hometown. He soon finds himself at the center of an inescapable mystery when he learns his old friend Nick has been feverishly digging in the land because of a vision he can’t escape.
Union Bridge also stars Emma Duncan (Chicago Med), Alex Breaux (Depraved, When They See Us), and Elisabeth Noone (The Wire), with Bobby J. Brown, Lateicia Ford, Kevin Murray and Nancy Linden rounding out the cast. The film is produced by Lucie Elwes, and with Levin who negotiated the deal in March with Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff.
“We are very excited to team up with Breaking Glass for the release of Union Bridge”, said Levin. “They saw that our film came from a love of cinema as well as a desire to connect with a large audience. Union Bridge has had a strange and magic journey all the way down the line- and the partnership with Breaking Glass was the final and critical piece of the puzzle.”
“Writer/Director Levin brings an assured sensibility to his debut feature”, said Richard Ross, Co-President at Breaking Glass. “He manages to breathe new life into the “family with hidden secrets” genre, and is ably assisted by a strong performance from lead actor Scott Friend.”
Levin is repped by UTA and Itay Reiss at Artists First.