‘Protect yourself with light’
The Activated Man is a 2023 American horror film about a man who suffers from strange visions due to the trauma of his dog’s demise.
Written, directed and co-produced by Nicholas Gyeney (The Falling; The Penitent Man; Matt’s Chance; Beta Test; Ultra Low). Also produced by Kelsey Aho, Cesar Beitia, Jared Safier, Edward Michael Scott and Thomas Walton.
The Genie-Mirror Images Ltd-Safier Entertainment co-production stars Tony Todd, Kane Hodder, Sean Young, Andrew Keegan, Vladimir Kulich, Sab Shimono, Jamie Costa, Ivana Rojas, Sonia Jackson, Edward Michael Scott and Wary Nichen.
As Ors Gabriel (Jamie Costa) struggles with the grief from losing his best friend and beloved dog to cancer, the trauma brings on strange visions only he can see. Whilst he questions whether his mind has fractured or if it’s actually real – a mysterious rise in murder-suicides takes hold of the city, and Ors becomes haunted by images of a shadowy figure known as “The Fedora Man”.
Through torments and terror, Ors must face his fears and confront The Fedora Man as he uncovers dark secrets from his past, while finally embracing who he really is, and what he is meant to do…
The Activated Man will premiere at the 2023 Dances with Films New York City Festival in December 2023.
Main cast and characters:
Tony Todd … Jeffrey Bowman
Kane Hodder … Laszlo Gabriel
Sean Young … Agnes Gabriel
Andrew Keegan … Kit Waller
Vladimir Kulich … Wendigo
Sab Shimono … Mr Hideyoshi
Jamie Costa … Ors Gabriel
Ivana Rojas … Sarah Reeve
Sonia Jackson … The Nurse
Edward Michael Scott … The Fedora Man
Wary Nichen … Maxie Million
Bryce Adam Brown … The Boy
Takayo Fischer … Mrs Hideyoshi
Mike Rad … The Decrepit Man
Perry Smith … The Pale Old Woman
Scott Fulmer … The Dead Soldier
Xavier Roe … The Orderly
Jack Eyman … Young Ors
John Douglas Williams … CIA Agent Spetz
Jared Safier … The Grocery Store Clerk