SEPARATION (2021) Preview of ghostly horror – now with first trailer


Separation is a 2021 American horror film about a young girl who finds solace in her artist father and her dead mother. The theme is the sometimes terrifying consequences of divorce.

Directed by William Brent Bell (Orphan: First Kill; The Boy and Brahms: The Boy II; Wer; The Devil Inside) from a screenplay co-written by Nick Amadeus and Josh Braun, the movie stars Rupert Friend, Brian Cox, Madeline Brewer, Mamie Gummer and Violet McGraw.


Eight-year-old Jenny (Violet McGraw) is constantly caught in the middle of the feuding between her lawyer mother Maggie (Mamie Gummer) and artist father Jeff (Rupert Friend). She leads a lonely but imaginative life, surrounded by puppets called “Grisly Kin”, which are based on the works of her father.

When Maggie is tragically killed in a hit-and-run, Jeff and Jenny try to piece together a new life. But when Maggie’s father (Brian Cox) sues for custody, and babysitter Samantha (Madeline Brewer) tries to be the new woman of the house, life in their Brooklyn townhome takes a dark turn.

The puppets and frightening characters come to life and Jenny is the only person who can see them. When the motives of the ghoulish creatures become clear, the lives of everyone are put very much in jeopardy…

Release date:

 Separation will be released theatrically in the USA by Open Road Films and Briarcliff Entertainment on April 23rd 2021.


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Cast and characters:

Rupert Friend … Jeff
Brian Cox … Rivers
Madeline Brewer … Samantha
Mamie Gummer … Maggie
Violet McGraw … Jenny
Simon Quarterman … Alan
Troy James … Nerezza
Manny Perez … Officer Pitt
Chelsea Debo … Cori
Ratnesh Dubey … Victor
Lorrie Odom … Officer Rossi
Eric T. Miller … Connor
Kareemeh Odeh … Paramedic
Jenny Hann … Grim Figure Puppeteer

Filming location:

Brooklyn Fire Proof Stages, Brooklyn, New York