By MICHAEL GINGOLD
Visually impaired actor Skyler Davenport has the lead in the film that world-premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.
IFC Midnight has announced its acquisition of U.S. rights to SEE FOR ME, with a release set for 2022. Artist/filmmaker Randall Okita directed from a script by Adam Yorke and Tommy Gushue, and the cast also includes Kim Coates, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Pascal Langdale, Joe Pingue, George Tchortov, Laura Vandervoort and Emily Piggford. “The synopsis: When blind former skier Sophie [Davenport] accepts a last-minute housesitting job in a secluded mansion, she awakes in the middle of the night to find the house under invasion by a group of thieves seeking a hidden safe. Her only means of defense: a new app called ‘See For Me,’ which matches her with a volunteer across the country who uses Sophie’s cell phone to see on her behalf. Stubbornly independent, Sophie is reluctant to accept help until she is connected to Kelly [Kennedy], an Army veteran who spends her days playing first-person-shooter games. As the game of cat-and-mouse with the intruders escalates, Sophie is forced to learn that if she’s going to survive the night, she’ll need to take all the help she can get.”
“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,” says IFC president Arianna Bocco, “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.”