IFC Midnight has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to a very interesting sounding home invasion thriller called See for Me, and they’re planning to release the film sometime in 2022. Directed by Randall Okita (The Lockpicker), See for Me stars prolific voice actor Skyler Davenport in their first on-screen lead role, alongside prolific character actor Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy) and Laura Vandervoort, who is best known for playing Supergirl on Smallville.
Scripted by Adam Yorke and Tommy Gushue, earning their first feature writing credits, See for Me follows
blind teenager Sophie, who is house-sitting at a secluded mansion which comes under attack from thieves seeking a hidden safe. Her only means of defense is a phone app called See For Me which connects her to Kelly, a veteran and volunteer across the country who spends her days playing first-person shooter games online and who now must see on Sophie’s behalf.
Davenport plays Sophie, and truly is visually impaired. Also in the cast are Jessica Parker Kennedy (The Flash), Joe Pingue (Godless), Pascal Langdale (Killjoys), and George Tchortov (Goon).
See for Me is a Wildling Pictures production, produced by Matt Code and Kristy Neville. David Di Brina serves as executive producer. The film was made with the participation of Telefilm Canada and Ontario Creates.
IFC’s Arianna Bocco said See for Me is
an innovative take on the home invasion thriller and an impressive showcase of Randall’s skills as a storyteller and visual artist, with nail-biting twists and turns that are perfect for IFC Midnight audiences. It’s also an exciting debut by lead actor Skyler Davenport, who really anchors the film with their expressive and complex performance.”
Sales firm Elle Driver has also secured distribution deals for the film in many other territories around the world.
I tend to enjoy home invasion thrillers, and it sounds like See for Me is bringing something unique to the table by having the protagonist be a visually impaired person who has to rely on somebody warning them of dangers through an app. I’ll definitely be watching this one next year.
Here’s a first look image: