Run With The Hunted Directed
John Swab USA / 2019 / 93 minutes US Premiere
Times and Venues:
WOODSTOCK Upstate Films
Q&A Attendees *subject to change: John Swab, Jeremy Rosen, Mark Boone, Dree Hemingway and more than half a dozen other cast members
An urban tale of lost innocence, writer-director John Swab’s film is operatic in emotion, Shakespearean in tone and epic in ambition. Young Oscar is running from a dangerous past and lands among a gang of young pickpockets. He eventually becomes their surrogate father, teaching his brood honor among thieves. But the stakes are high and betrayal is always lurking. When a woman from the old days arrives, Oscar must confront the flawed code that rules his life.
Run with the Hunted is a sweeping drama that is both stirring and unsettling. We meet an ensemble cast of dangerous but compelling —and sympathetic — characters, led by the oddly paternal Birdie (veteran actor Ron Perlman). Cinematography deftly captures the look and feel of the amoral landscape they inhabit. This film grabs your gut from the start and never lets go. — Jay Blotcher
BIO: John Swab is an American writer-director from Tulsa, Oklahoma, now living in the Hudson Valley. At the age of fifteen, John was forced to run away. He ended up living on the streets amongst criminals. His films are based upon themes from his life: addiction, abuse, and crime.
Swab just finished directing his third feature film, Body Brokers, with Frank Grillo, Melissa Leo, Michael K Williams, Jack Kilmer, and Jessica Rothe. His second feature film, Run With The Hunted, stars Ron Perlman, Michael Carmen Pitt, Dree Hemingway, Mark Boone Junior, and William Forsythe. His feature debut, Let Me Make You A Martyr, starring Marilyn Manson, premiered at Fantasia and Sitges.
Cast/Featuring: Ron Perlman, Michael Carmen Pitt, Dree Hemingway, Mark Boone Junior, William Forsythe
Executive Producer(s): Ron Perlman, Josh Crook, Andre Relis, Wes Hull, David Lugo, Scott Thomas, Mark Farrow, Glenn Hudgens, Ken Williams, Renee Willett, Todd Remis, David Moscow, Ali Jazayeri, Viviana Zarragoitia, Gore Abrams, Jordan Abrams, Matthew Helderman, Luke Taylor, Giles Daoust, Catherine Dumonceaux
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