We don’t just look at big budget Hollywood movies. We also love a good indie thriller too, and when we find one, we like to bring it to your attention. No need to thanks us, it’s kinda our thing.
Anyway, there’s an upcoming indie thriller called Citadel you might want to keep in mind. It’s directed by Ciarán Foy and won the Midnighter Audience Award at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival. We’ve got the first teaser and a poster for the film after the break. Before that, here’s some info on the story:
Tommy Cowley (Aneurin Barnard) lives a quiet life in a decaying apartment complex with his highly pregnant wife. The couple is attacked one day by a group of hooded young thugs, and after a shocking act of violence, Tommy is left to raise his newborn daughter alone.
So shaken by the events that he’s developed extreme agoraphobia, Tommy alternates days hiding out indoors in his new flat from imagined threats and intense therapy sessions aimed at bringing him back to normalcy. When the same hooded gang, seemingly intent on kidnapping his daughter, begins terrorizing his life again, he’s torn between his paralyzing fear and protective parental instinct.
With the help of a vigilante priest who has uncovered the genesis of this ruthless, potentially supernatural gang, Tommy must overcome his fears and venture into the heart of the abandoned tower block known as the CITADEL to save his family.