Indiewire’s Shadow and Act
December 10, 2014
by Tambay A. Obenson.
Well Go USA Entertainment has announced a January 30, 2015 North American theatrical debut for Deon Taylor’s racially-charged psychological thriller “Supremacy,” which made its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival, earlier this year, to critical acclaim.
Starring Danny Glover and Joe Anderson, the film tells the story of a white supremacist (Joe Anderson) who shoots a cop on his first day of parole, driving he and his girlfriend to take an entire family hostage. Now, the father of that family (Danny Glover) must use his understanding of the racist mind to keep his family alive.
Dawn Olivieri, Derek Luke, Evan Ross, Lela Rochon, Mahershala Ali and Anson Mount, round out the film’s key cast.
“Supremacy is a very powerful film that deals with racism and family,” says director Taylor, adding, “As a filmmaker, the film was often at times very hard to work on for the simple fact that you are dealing with very powerful issues and beliefs that are not often spoke about. They are in fact taboo! I truly believe that Supremacy is one of the most powerful films that has been made in the last few years that speaks directly to racism.”
“Deon calls Supremacy a ‘real-life horror story,’ and he’s absolutely right,” said Doris Pfardrescher, CEO of Well Go USA. “It’s intense, it’s going to shock, but it’s also this complex, gripping story that’s going to challenge people. Those stories make the best kinds of movies, and we’re very proud to bring it to North America.”
“Supremacy” is produced by Vincent Cirrincione and Roxanne Avent of Taylor’s Hidden Empire Film Group. Robert Smith and Shannon McIntosh are executive producers along with Aaron L. Gilbert of Media House Capital. Margot Hand and Patrick Murray of Media House Capital serve as co-executive producers.
After its screening at the LAFF, Nijla reviewed the film (here), and interviewed the filmmaker (here).