HomewreckerCanada, 2019 : Alberta Premiere
The shackles of Canadian politeness are the source of nightmares in the pop-horror-satire, HOMEWRECKER. Michelle (Alex Essoe) meets Linda (Precious Chong) at a yoga class. Linda’s wide-eyed enthusiasm is clearly off-putting, but Michelle’s aversion to conflict makes it difficult for her to brush off the increasingly pushy woman. Things escalate once Linda asks Michelle to redecorate her home and refuses to let her leave. Written by director Zach Gayne and the film’s two stars, Precious Chong and Alex Essoe, HOMEWRECKER has an unusual tone informed by late 1980s pop sensibilities. With the energy of a Jane Fonda workout tape, the movie escalates into the uncanny, especially as it deals with gendered expectations surrounding femininity and romance.
Fantasia Film Festival 2019
Toronto After Dark 2019
Fantastic Fest 2019
Chattanooga Film Festival 2020
Zach Gayne is a director and writer, known for the TV show FOUND VIRAL (2015). His feature film debut HOMEWRECKER had its world premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival (2019).
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press for Homewrecker
"HOMEWRECKER is a horror-comedy of manners that places the myth of the assumed sisterhood and our feeble submission to politeness under a hilariously critical microscope."- AWFJ Women on Film
"HOMEWRECKER is a delightfully twisted tale of obsession that is full of surprises."- Cinema Axis
screened with a short film
How To Re-Caulk Your Tub
United States, 2020, 7:08 min. Dir. Sean PierceA woman re-caulks a tub by herself.
Closed Captions Available For On-Demand Screening