FilmRise has acquired the exclusive North American distribution rights to Martin Makariev’s (“In The Heart of the Machine”) tech-thriller feature “The Admirer” from Starlings Televisionin association with Mediawan Rights. Makariev directed the “The Admirer,” co-written by Chris Philip (“Departure,”) and Rolfe Kanefsky. It is executive produced by Philip, Jeffery Beach, Phillip J. Roth and Richard Maroko, with Tina Casciani and Hannah Nailor as co-EPs.
The film, starring Roxanne McKee (“Strike Back,”), Richard Fleeshman (“The Ark”) and Tina Casciani (“Jane the Virgin”), follows a woman searching for answers when her life is hacked by a mysterious person from her past, harboring a dangerous obsession.
Danny Fisher, CEO, FilmRise states, “This film will have audiences on the edge of their seat – rethinking their computer passwords and security codes! It's an all too familiar theme of cybersecurity hacks, and one could see this thriller as a cautionary tale for how vulnerable we are as our lives become more consumed by A.I. and tech.”
Philip says, “FilmRise is the perfect partner for this female-driven thriller franchise. It shines a light on the all-too-real possibilities we deal with today and how invisible the perpetrators can be.”