IMMUNITY

Immunity Film

When an attractive stranger arrives in a small, Eastern European town, he appears at first to be a photographer shooting startling portraits on black and white film, but turns out to be something different altogether.

About

SYNOPSIS

ImmunityA tall, attractive stranger comes to a small Eastern European town and rents an apartment. At first he appears to be a photographer shooting startling black & white portraits on an antique camera, but soon the woman working at the old photo lab, her cousin, the journalist, and her grandfather begin to suspect that there is more to the photographs than meets the eye.

The stranger possesses a mysterious object to which only he is immune. It cannot be shown to women, children, or anyone drunk or high on drugs. He takes a photograph of each man who views the object, capturing their faces which reflect a variety of shocked responses. The man does not know what the object is: perhaps it is the most gruesome thing in the world. Or the most beautiful.  After viewing the object, no man can, or will, speak about what he saw.

The stranger and the journalist become friends, and eventually the stranger falls in love with the woman. However, the woman, despite being warned, is drawn to view the object herself and the experience causes her to go mad. Will the man be able to save her? Will he lose his friendship with the journalist because of what has happened? Will losing the only woman that was able to breach his cold exterior cause him to lose his immunity?

Join us for a slow-burn, noir-ride through the cinematic landscape of IMMUNITY.

BIOGRAPHIES

RAYMOND STEERS
WRITER + DIRECTOR

This is Mr. Steers second feature film, after his initial feature Sum of the Parts (2008) went to multiple festivals in the USA and was widely considered to be groundbreaking in both editing and storytelling scope for a first feature by a young director. Consumed with passion for the cinematic arts and deep technical understanding and ability, Mr. Steers is re-defining independent filmmaking by delivering thoughtful yet entertaining cinema, eschewing big-budget waste in favor of can-do style and talent.

 

A. HUNTER SUNRISE
PRODUCER

This is Hunter’s second production with Jedidiah Films, originally working closely with Writer+Director Raymond Steers to Produce feature film Sum of the Parts (2008). Hunter is a skilled business developer as well as a talented writer & photographer who brings a passion for both artistry & efficiency to every project. Whether restructuring the budget, tightening the script, creating a memorable brand, or pinch-hitting as a DP, Hunter is willing to pull out all the stops to usher a project through to completion.

 

VLADIMIR MLADENOV
UNIT PRODUCER MANAGER

Vladimir and Raymond have worked on several projects together in Bulgaria. Vlad's deep knowledge of Bulgarian and American culture, languages, and locations allowed the USA team members to bridge the understanding gap and create IMMUNITY using local acting and material resources. In addition Vladimir has worked in the produciton department on several other feature films shot in Bulgaria.

 

RAINIER JAARSMA
Actor in role: THE MAN

Rainier’s style and charisma make him perfectly suited for the lead role in IMMUNITY. An avid student of Film Studies, Journalism and Philosophy, Mr. Jaarsma masters the nuanced dramatic tone necessary for the role of The Man. A breakout role for this young actor, Rainier is poised to become the modern day Dutch James Dean.

 

GEORGE ZLATAREV
Actor in role: THE JOURNALIST

A veteran of more than 40 films, most recently in War, Inc. in which he had scenes with John Cusack and Marisa Tomei and The Expendables 2 which starred Sylvester Stallone. George has acted fluently in Bulgarian, English, and Italian, and is a consummate actor in both cinema and theater.

 

MANUELA SARKISSYAN
Actress in role: THE WOMAN

A graduate of the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria, Manuela is fluent in Bulgarian, English, and French and is a member of the Bulgarian Association for Independent Theatre. She is also a co-founder in a Cultural Development Foundation, based in Varna.

 

VASIL MIHAILOV   
Actor in role: THE GRANDFATHER

Acting professionally since 1962 in over 60 films and television shows, Mr. Mihailov is widely considered to be one of the most popular actors in Bulgarian history.

CONTACT

email: info@jedidiahfilms.com

 

Funding

IMMUNITY is a full length feature film with a scheduled release in 2018. All pre-production, photography, and post-production phases, with the exception of audio have been completed.

Our film is a cross-cultural present-day psychological thriller that takes place in Eastern Europe. Written and directed by an American, it starts a Dutch lead actor supported by a powerful multilingual Bulgarian cast. The unique combination of western sensibilities, Eastern European locations and culture, and a bilingual script gives the film wide audience appeal in worldwide markets.

We will be happy to answer any questions you have via phone or email about the completion funds investment process & how you can get involved with the post-production, and distribution of IMMUNITY.