By MICHAEL GINGOLD
Producer Avi Federgreen, whose credits include Justin McConnell’s new LIFECHANGER, also has ALTERED SKIN heading onto the festival circuit this fall and into release next year. We’ve got the exclusive first look at the trailer, along with the poster and details.
Written and directed by Adnan Ahmed, who also produced with Federgreen, ALTERED SKIN will be distributed by Indiecan Entertainment across Canada in 2019; London-based Evolutionary Films will release in the UK and represent it for worldwide sales. Robin Dunne (SANCTUARY), Juggan Kazim, Salman Shahid, Ali Kazmi and Nimra Bucha star; the synopsis: “Craig Evans, an American expat living in Karachi, Pakistan, is married to Insiya Zia, a Pakistani doctor. During a routine hospital round, Insiya contracts a virus called the MN-2. A devastating pathogen, the virus causes uncontrollable outbursts of violent rage. With no cure in sight, the doctors have no choice but put Insiya in a state of induced coma. Meanwhile, the virus continues to spread through the country. People infected by it are referred to as ‘carriers.’ The only relief is a drug called Cidhar. It is manufactured by Ingenec—a local pharmaceutical company—and sold as an adhesive patch. It is so ubiquitous that in the market it is simply called the ‘patch.’ However, it’s not a cure. All it does is calm the symptoms for a few hours. The patch is also useless in advanced stages of the disease. As Insiya’s condition continues to deteriorate, it appears Craig has accepted her impending death. But when the dead body of an investigative reporter turns up…”