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An official selection at the Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Michael O’Shea’s debut feature “The Transfiguration” follows troubled teen Milo who hides behind his fascination with vampire lore. When he meets the equally alienated Sophie, the two form a bond that begins to challenge Milo’s dark obsession, blurring his fantasy into reality. A chilling portrait of violence, “The Transfiguration” is an atmospheric thriller set against the grit of New York City.
Michael O’Shea grew up in the Rockaways in Queens, New York, where "The Transfiguration" is set. He studied film at the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Theater Arts & Film. His first feature "The Transfiguration" premiered in Un Certain Regard at Cannes 2016. His next film "A Spectacle" was selected for Rotterdam Cinemart 2017.