Actor turned director, Josh Stewart, attended last years 12th Annual Screamfest to help promote the Los Angeles premiere of, "The Collection." This year he returns in a new capacity, partnering with Fortress Features to bring us his highly anticipated directorial debut of, "The Hunted." Premiering tonight in Los Angeles at 9:30pm at the 13th Annual Screamfest at Laemmle NoHo.
West Virginia born actor Josh Stewart, who has appeared in many successful entertainment projects such as "Dirt," "Criminal Minds," "The Dark Knight Rises," "Grimm," "The Collection," "Jekyll," "Third Watch," etc. to name just a few, has worked with countless top level talent, and earned his own respected reputation in the business. Now, taking the artistic leap to bring us a highly the anticipated new film, "The Hunted," that has only, to my knowledge, premiered at TIFF.
Josh Stewart has brought to the screen his own account of a ghost story, partnering with Fortress Film producers Patrick Rizzotti and Brett Forbes. I always respect actors who take the next step in the entertainment process from actor to content creator. Josh Stewart can now add writer and director to his long list of impressive credits.
"The Hunted," is a found footage genre movie about two friends who want their own television show on the Out Door Channel. They head to a secluded, remote woodsy location, in West Virginia. Giving themselves a 3 day deadline, with only a camera and a bow, to catch the biggest buck. At sunset the two friends realize they are not alone and may not make it out alive. Jake (Stewart) is a professional hunter, as the sun has set, both friends are fighting for their survival. Line from the movie synopsis, "Have the hunters become the hunted?" I don't have the answer, but I can't wait to find out.
Fortress Features, is an independent production company formed in 2004 by Brett Forbes and Patrick Rizzotti, to produce artistically commercial, yet, independent content. Fortress Features is no newcomer to genre film making as they produced both, "The Collection" and "The Collector," two movies starring, Josh Stewart.
I am highly anticipating tonight's 9:30pm screening of "The Hunted," at The 13th Annual Screamfest tonight October 10th, 2013.
For more info and tickets go here: http://screamfestla.com/content/hunted
You can see the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw7OulJFbqc
To see photos from the 12th Annual Screamfest, which include Josh Stewart, go here: http://www.examiner.com/slideshow/screamfest-2012-opening-night-movie-af...
My 13th Annual Screamfest pre-press: http://www.examiner.com/article/tomorrow-night-the-13th-annual-screamfes...