Watching movie trailers can be a tedious business. There is a tried and tested formula, and very few productions seem prepared to deviate from that recipe. There’s the scene-setting, a reveal of some kind, then the quick cuts of action through to a cliff-hanger ending, of sorts. By the time we reach the 88th second, we’ve already forgotten the movie we’re watching a preview for. Writer-director Riley Stearns has a different idea, though. Start your trailer off with phenomenal and beloved actor Leland Orser having a silent tantrum on a toilet, and suddenly we all want to know about his feature-length debut, Faults.
Starring Orser (The Guest) as a ‘deprogrammer’ and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim Vs The World) as a young woman under the influence of a cult named Faults, the movie appears to take us on a ride through the troubled minds of the two leads, as they seek to find some kind of clarity and freedom, while holed up together in a hotel.
Check out the plot summary below for more info:
“Claire (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is under the grip of a mysterious cult called Faults. Desperate to be reunited with their daughter, Claire’s parents set out to recruit Ansel Roth (Leland Orser), one of the world’s foremost authorities on cults and mind control. But, Ansel’s specialty, deprogramming cult members and returning them to their families, is not an exact science, and a series of financial setbacks has left him in debt to his manager.
Ansel warns Claire’s parents that deprogramming methods are risky and expensive, but they agree to hire him to kidnap and deprogram their daughter. Claire quickly reveals herself to be a formidable challenge. Her belief is unshakeable and her logic is undeniable. A battle of wits develops between the two as they delve deeper and deeper into each other’s minds.”
Looking very much like the kind of audacious, spirited filmmaking that grabs the audience by the scruff of the neck and refuses to let go, the trailer for Faults showcases two utterly fearless performances from Winstead and Orser. The film can be seen in its entirety on iTunes and in theatres from March 6th, 2015.