ANIMALS Opens Nationwide
May 15, 2015 by Screenmag
The Chicago-made drama ANIMALS opens in theaters nationwide and VOD on Friday, May 15th, followed by a run at the Siskel Film Center starting Friday, May 22nd. Chicago stage veteran David Dastmalchian (who broke onto the national scene with his memorable role in THE DARK KNIGHT and more recently in the Hugh Jackman thriller PRISONERS) stars in and produced this feature, and that's just the start for the wealth of Midwest talent featured in this film. Director Collin Schiffli is a Fort Wayne native, production team includes Wisconsin filmmaker Chris Smith (AMERICAN MOVIE, THE POOL) Chicago native Mary Pat Bentel and Chicagoan Amanda Pflieger, with David O'Connor heading up Chicago casting... not to mention plenty of additional Chicago/Midwest talent on cast and crew. ANIMALS made its World Premiere at the South By Southwest Film Festival, earning the special jury award for courage in filmmaking, and also took home the Best Feature Award at the Midwest Independent Film Festival here in Chicago.
ANIMALS tells the story of a young couple that exist somewhere between homelessness and the fantasy life they imagine for themselves. Though they masterfully con and steal in an attempt to stay one step ahead of their addiction, they are ultimately forced to face the reality of their situation.
Enjoy the trailer below and visit animalsthefilm.com for theater showtimes and to purchase the film instantly online right now!