We thought there might be a chance of Humane slipping into the 2023 film fest schedule, but Caitlin Cronenberg did move into production only in October of last year on her feature debut – so one full year of post (with possible sci-fi elements) work makes sense for a January drop and perhaps Park City is fertile Cronenberg ground as her brother Brandon has preemed here with his last two features Possessor in 2020 and Infinity Pool in 2023. Featuring Jay Baruchel, Emily Hampshire, Peter Gallagher, Sebastian Chacon, Alanna Bale and Sirena Gulamgaus, production took place in Hamilton. Crimes of the Future‘s Doug Koch is the cinematographer here.
Gist: Humane takes place over a single day months after a global environmental collapse has forced world leaders to take extreme measures to reduce the earth’s population. In a wealthy enclave, a recently retired newsman invites his four grown children to dinner to announce his intentions to enlist in the nation’s new euthanasia program. But when the father’s plan goes horribly awry, tensions flare and chaos erupts among his children.
Production Co./Producers: Victory Man Productions’ Michael Sparaga.
Sales: XYZ Films