A new trailer for The Survivalist was released recently. You can read more about the movie and watch the trailer below, along with a short prequel film titled Magpie.
The prequel short was actually made as kind of a proof of concept project in order to secure funding for the feature film. As Fingleton explained on his website:
As part of the funding process from the BFI for getting support for THE SURVIVALIST, I was asked to make a “˜promo/trailer’ for the film. What I decided to do with my producers at The Fyzz was make a short prequel set in the world of the film. MAGPIE was the result.
It’s a great taster for the world we are going to create with THE SURVIVALIST. It stars the inimitable Martin McCann, Mia Goth and Olivia Williams. MAGPIE was produced by Wayne Marc Godfrefy and Robert Jones through their company The Fyzz Facility.
In a kill-or-be-killed world where starvation is rife and strangers are always dangerous, The Survivalist lives off the grid, and by his wits. When a starving woman and her teenage daughter discover his forest refuge, his loneliness drives him to overcome his suspicion and strike a bargain with them in return for bed and board. But as desire becomes stronger than necessity, the exchange becomes an uneasy, ongoing arrangement which threatens not only his carefully constructed world but also his life.
A man lives in a forest, surviving through murder and deceit. When he finds himself drawn to two strangers, his strict code of self-preservation is put to the test. Starring Martin McCann, Olivia Williams and Mia Goth.
MAGPIE is a prequel to THE SURVIVALIST, a feature film about the desperate measures people will take to survive in times of collapse.