Director: Lisa Aschan // Writer: Lisa Aschan
After nabbing several awards for her 2011 debut She Monkeys (see trailer below), Swedish director Lisa Aschan was set to direct a horror movie called The Deposit. But she gave back the funding she received from the Stockholm International Film Festival to make White People, which follows a group of six people as they fight for survival after being locked away. Considering the quality of Aschan’s first feature, plus the presence of veteran actress Pernilla August, this earns a place on our list.
Cast: Pernilla August, Vera Vitali, and Issaka Sawadogo
Producer: Garagefilm International’s Anna-Maria Kantarius (Something Must Break)
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available.
Release Date: We’re thinking this will pop up at the Berlin Film Festival, which is where She Monkeys migrated to after playing Goteburg.