FILMRISE TO RELEASE
STARRING ELIZABETH LAIL OF NETFLIX’S HIT “YOU”
IN HER FEATURE FILM DEBUT
-Available on Cable on Demand, iTunes, Prime Video, Google Play and DVD, November 7th
FilmRise announces the digital on demand release of Anja Murmann’s captivating thriller, UNINTENDED, starring Elizabeth Lail from the Netflix hit series YOU in her feature film debut. The film, which premiered at The Woodstock Film Festival and was an Official Selection at the Portland Film Festival, tells the story of a young woman who has repressed the memory of having shot someone when she was thirteen-years-old. Years later that memory comes back to haunt her. UNINTENDED will be released on DVD and Blu-ray and will be for sale and rental on iTunes, Prime Video and Google Play; it will also be available on cable on demand nationally beginning November 7, 2019.
Filmed by award-winning director of photography James Carman, the beautifully shot suspense/drama opens with Lea (Hannah Westerfield), an adventurous, free-spirited thirteen-year-old, whose life changes dramatically on the day she is goaded into a fight with fifteen-year-old Bill. The fight ends when Lea accidentally causes Bill to fall into a deep pit. Due to family matters, Lea is forced to leave town without knowing Bill’s fate. Twelve years later, Lea’s (Elizabeth Lail of YOU, ONCE UPON A TIME) repressed memory of the unsettled altercation with Bill triggers depression and a prescription drug dependency. On the verge of losing both her apartment and job, she is forced to confront her demons as her memories slowly drift back to torment her. She returns to her childhood home, which leaves her no choice but to uncover what happened to Bill on that day all those years ago.
UNINTENDED has a running time of 92 minutes and is not rated.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR & PRODUCER
Anja Murmann – Director
Anja Murmann is a graduate of NYU film school. Her first short film, WISHFUL THINKING, won the first prize at the NYU Student Film Festival in 1991 and the Otto Sprenger Prize in Hamburg, Germany. Her first feature film, FIFTEEN MONTHS IN MAY, won “Best New Director – Special Mention, “ at the San Sebastian International Film Festival in 1997. In 2014 she wrote and directed the award-winning short film MISTRESS. In 2015 she started the company Shorelight Pictures with producer Sabine Schenk. She wrote and directed the feature film UNINTENDED, featuring Elizabeth Lail (YOU), and recently produced MICKEY AND THE BEAR, directed by Annabelle Atanasio. She is the executive-producer on the current documentary project RAZING LIBERTY SQUARE, directed by Katja Esson.
Sabine Schenk – Producer
Sabine Schenk is a Producer / Line Producer based in New York. She completed her M.A. in cinema studies from NYU in 1992. In 1998 she founded her own company, Schenk Productions, Inc., which offers production services for local and international film projects. Among many films, she co-produced the documentary FERRY TALES, which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2004; in 2008, she produced the New York unit of THE READER for which Kate Winslet won the Academy Award. She line produced the NY unit for the feature film HANNAH ARENDT by Margarethe von Trotta, and most recently the NY unit for THE RHYTHM SECTION, directed by Reed Morano. In 2015 she started the company Shorelight Pictures with director/ producer Anja Murmann. She produced the feature films UNINTENDED and MICKEY AND THE BEAR, directed by Annabelle Atanasio. Her current project is the documentary RAZING LIBERTY SQUARE, directed by Katja Esson.