WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBOURHOOD…
After leaving behind a painful past to follow her dreams, Sarah scores the perfect Hollywood apartment. But something is not right. Unable to sleep, tormented by strange noises and threatening notes, her new life quickly starts to unravel. By the time she learns the horrifying truth, it’s too late. Caught in a waking nightmare, Sarah must find the strength to hold onto her crumbling sanity…or be trapped forever in an existential hell.
Starring: Nicole Brydon Bloom, Giles Matthey, Taylor Nichols, Alan Blumenfeld, Celeste Sully, Susan Davis, Clayton Hoff, Earnestine Phillips, and Naomi Grossman
Written & Directed by: David Marmor
About the Movie:
1BR is the debut from writer/director David Marmor and produced by Alok Mishra and Shane Vorster for Malevolent Films, Allard Cantor and Jarrod Murray for Epicenter, as well as Nic Izzi and Sam Sandweiss, and executive produced by Peter Phok.
The film’s diverse cast includes Alan Blumenfeld (Heroes), Taylor Nichols (PEN15, Jurassic Park III), Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), Giles Matthey (Once Upon A Time, True Blood), Earnestine Phillips (Here Comes To Boom), Susan Davis (WarGames), Clayton Hoff, Celeste Sullivan and Nicole Brydon Bloom as Sarah, in her debut feature film. 1BR features a vibrantly nightmarish score from celebrated composer Ronen Landa, best known for his work on horror hits The Pact and At The Devil’s Door.
1BR emerged from the collision of two ideas.
When I moved to Los Angeles, I found myself living in a tiny apartment in a large building. I was crowded in among strangers yet felt completely isolated, swallowed up by a vast, uncaring city. I started to wonder if my neighbors felt as alienated as I did.
At the same time (and probably not by coincidence) I became fascinated with L.A.’s long, sordid history of cults. Something about the city, or the lonely strivers and dreamers it attracts, seems to make it an incubator for utopian visions that sour into violent nightmares. I delved into the history of groups ranging from the Manson Family to Synanon, equally captivated by the sense of belonging they offered and the trails of horror they left behind.
Sarah’s world, the world of Asilo Del Mar, was born as I walked the breezeways of my sunlit apartment complex, waving hello to neighbors I didn’t know — and wondering what might be hidden behind all those doors…
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