Back in March, Prodigy, an indie psychological horror film from the writer/director team of Alex Haughey and Brian Vidal, was released On Demand. The film is a contained thriller starring Richard Neil as a psychologist brought in to interview a young girl in a military bunker inside an interrogation room. We donâ€™t know much about her, but sheâ€™s in a straightjacket. Savannah Liles delivers an amazing performance, especially for a young actress, and the film is subtle, yet tension filled. After outperforming their projections on Amazon, Prodigy was picked up by Netflix and will begin streaming on their service on August 22, 2018.
Prodigy had a successful round of film festivals screenings, including CineQuest, and is sitting at 75% on Rotten Tomatoes with an 87% audience score. Liles in particular shines in the film and won several awards for her performance. If you havenâ€™t seen the film, check it out on Netflix next Wednesday.
You can read my full review of Prodigyhere, as well as my interview with star Richard Neil here.