THE OTHERKIND (2022) Preview of sci-fi mystery movie

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The Otherkind is a 2022 American science fiction film about a mountain lake town that descends into anarchy as residents start to change.

Written and directed by Mary C. Russell (short: Carved), making her feature directing debut. Caroline O’Meara produced and Gary LaBranche and Karen LaBranche executive produced.

The LaBranche Productions movie stars Marc Anthony Samuel, Lestonja Diaz, Rebekah Kennedy, Paris Dylan, Muneeb Rehman, Laura Dromerick, Luciana Faulhaber, Caroline O’Meara, Jeff Pride and Madonna Young-Magee.

A worn-down cop tries to piece together the days prior to him waking up in the middle of nowhere. Meanwhile, a young woman is tainted by an undesirable encounter during a bonfire night with friends.

Chaos seeps into a sleepy lake town as lives intertwine, making it clear that there’s something sinister, terrifying and unexplainable at play…


The Otherkind will debut on the festival circuit this year.

Writer/director’s comment:
“When I wrote the first draft several years ago, I was inspired by the Irish folklore of the selkie. I decided to flip the concept and bring the story to modern times and shoot where I live in the San Bernardino Mountains. I wanted to show how multiple people can be affected by one source of information and what they do with that information, how they adapt and change, like the townspeople around the lake.”


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