Angel Studios, the studio and distributor behind the global blockbuster Sound of Freedom, is announcing the December 1 theatrical release of its first Angel Original film, The Shift. The sci-fi thriller was written and directed by Brock Heasley for producer Ken Carpenter’s Nook Lane Entertainment.
“The Shift is a bold project that defies labels and is unlike anything in the market,” said Jeffrey Harmon, chief content officer of Angel Studios. “Director Brock Heasley’s dedication, tenacity, and vision reminds me of our history at Angel. Eight years ago, he came up with a concept and made a short film for $500. Then, Brock joined up with our team, an incredible cast, and the Angel Guild to crowdfund and produce a one-of-a-kind project. The origin story of funding and producing The Shift is as unique and compelling as the plot of the film itself. I believe many up-and-coming filmmakers will model their own careers after what Brock Heasley has accomplished with Angel Studios.”
“The creative ethos at Angel fostered the opportunity to shape this unique blend of sci-fi, romance, and allegory,” said Carpenter. “They gave us the runway to make a film that charts new territory.”
The Shift is the story of Kevin Garner (Polaha) who encounters a mysterious adversary known as The Benefactor (McDonough). When Kevin refuses The Benefactor’s enticing offer of wealth and power, he is shifted into an alternate totalitarian regime where encounters infinite worlds and impossible choices as he attempts to return to the woman he loves (Tabish).
The Shift stars Neal McDonough, Sean Astin, Kristoffer Polaha, Liz Tabish, Paras Patel, and Rose Reid. The cast also includes John Billingsley, Jason Marsden, Nolan North, and Emily Rose, and Jordan Walker Ross from Angel Studios Original series The Chosen.
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