21st Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 18-28, 2024

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 2024

Influencer

Canada, 2022 : Alberta Premiere
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description

Popular social media influencer Madison (Emily Tennant), is having a lonely and uneventful trip in Thailand despite what she tells her followers on Instagram. While reflecting on her boyfriend canceling the trip, she meets CW (Cassandra Naud), a fearless and enigmatic traveler who offers to take her to some of the most Instagram-worthy locations. Together, they share authentic meals and drinks with locals, discussing the differences between Madison’s online presence and CW’s lack of one. After showing Madison all the amazing sights, things take a different turn when CW brings her to a surprise location – a deserted island that is completely off the grid. Directed by Alberta CUFF alumnus Kurtis David Harder, the horror-thriller was shot on location in Thailand and Canada.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 2022
Night Visions International Film Festival 2022
Other Worlds Film Festival 2022
Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival 2023

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Kurtis David Harder is a prolific director and producer from Canada who has produced 13 films, whose most recent credits include the Shudder Original’s SUPERHOST and V/H/S/94. His directorial credits include SPIRAL, INCONTROL, SUMMERLAND and CODY FITZ, the latter of which was his debut film at the young age of 18.

press for Influencer

"A zippy sun-soaked thriller that rewards the viewer with its spellbinding blend of glitz, glamour, and mystery."
- THN
"An entertaining cautionary tale."
- Nightmarish Conjurings

details

Narrative / Horror / Mystery / Thriller / Suspense

English
92 minutes

special guest

Director Kurtis David Harder, and actor Cassandra Naud in attendance for Q&A

credits

Director
Kurtis David Harder

Producers
Kurtis David Harder
Tesh Guttikonda
Brandon Christensen
Jack Campbell
Micah Henry

Screenwriters
Kurtis David Harder
Tesh Guttikonda

Cinematographer
David Schuurman

Cast
Cassandra Naud
Emily Tennant
Rory J Saper
Sara Canning

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