It Lives Inside

Sam, an Indian-American teen, lives in an idyllic suburb with her conservative mother and her assimilated father. Sam’s cultural insecurities grow due to her estranged friend, Tamira, who mysteriously carries around an empty mason jar all the time. In a moment of anger, Sam breaks Tamira’s jar and unleashes an ancient Indian demonic force that kidnaps Tamira. Sam searches for Tamira, following the trail of a young man who performed a deadly ritual, until the demonic entity starts targeting her, murdering her boyfriend and shattering her reality with terrifying visions. Sam must band together with her parents and a sympathetic teacher to save Tamira and put an end to the terror of the demon.

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Credits

Director:

Bishal Dutta

Executive Producer:

Edward H. Hamm Jr., Jameson Parker, Arielle Boisvert, Shawn Williamson

Producer:

Raymond Mansfield, Sean McKittrick

Screenwriter:

Bishal Dutta, Ashish Mehta

Cinematographer:

Matthew Lynn

Editor:

Jack Price

Production Designer:

Tyler Harron

Sound Designer:

Nolan McNaughton

Music:

Wesley Hughes

Principal Cast:

Megan Suri, Neeru Bajwa, Mohana Krishnan, Betty Gabriel, Vik Sahay

Additional Credits:

Costume Designer: Odessa Bennett, Casting: Marisol Roncali, Chelsea Ellis Bloch

Contact

Publicity Contact:

Ray Mansfield
ray@qcfilmco.com
3103953939

Details

Primary Entry:
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Secondary Entry:
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Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Thriller

Screening Section:

Midnighters

Screening Category:

Narrative Feature

Language:

English, Hindi with English Subtitles

Runtime:

99 mins