Oren Shai’s short films have played festivals across the world and garnered praise along the way, but now his debut film will soon receive a theatrical and VOD release. “The Frontier” stars Jocelin Donahue (“The House of the Devil”) as Laine, a drifter on the run from crimes she has committed who lands in a deserted motel on the outskirts of Phoenix. She acquires a job from the owner Luanne (Kelly Lynch) to work in the diner but soon discovers that the regular clientele are all accomplices in a million-dollar heist. Laine plans to steal from the gang of thieves before they discover her true identity. The film co-stars Jim Beaver (“Deadwood”), Izabella Miko (“Coyote Ugly”), Jamie Harris (“Knight of Cups”), AJ Bowen (“The Sacrament”), and Liam Aiken (“Ned Rifle”). Watch an exclusive trailer for the film below.
Produced by Rocking Films and Dana Lustig Productions, the film was acquired by Kino Lorber in September. “Kino Lorber has a long history of releasing classic noir, and is also a front-runner in discovering new indie film talent, which makes ‘The Frontier,’ a perfect fit in our library,” said Kino Lorber VP Bret Wood. “We think Oren Shai’s visually striking directorial debut will appeal to fans of classic and contemporary film alike, and we look forward to helping the film find a wider audience.”
“The Frontier” first premiered at SXSW in 2015. The film opens via TVOD on November 8 through iTunes, Amazon, VUDU, Hulu and via Blu-ray and DVD on December 6.