The Transfiguration

The Transfiguration

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.

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Michael O'Shea




Director: Michael O'Shea
Executive Producer: Daniel Hammond, Lauren McCarthy
Producer: Susan Leber
Screenwriter: Michael O'Shea
Cinematographer: Sung Rae Cho
Editor: Kathryn Schubert
Production Designer: Danica Pantic
Sound Designer: Coll Anderson
Music: Margaret Chardiet
Principal Cast: Eric Ruffin, Chloe Levine, Aaron Moten, Carter Redwood, Danny Flaherty, Larry Fessenden, Lloyd Kaufman
Additional Credits: Sound Mixer: Gillian Arthur, Co-Producer: Billy Mulligan, Consulting Producer: Joyce Pierpoline, Poster Designer: R. Black, Associate Producer: Richard Calderon


Strand Releasing
Public Film Contact
Nathan Faustyn
Strand Releasing
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Nathan Faustyn
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Protagonist Pictures
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2016
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Genre: Drama, Horror
Screening Section: Festival Favorites
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: United States
Language: english
Runtime: 97 mins