SAG Nominee Audrey Grace Marshall, so good in “The Flight Attendant” on HBO, is the star of Cory Choy’s new magical thriller Esme, My Love.
The film, a trailer of which we have today, will be released mid-year by Terror Films. According to the presser, a worldwide release of the film is expected on digital platforms June 2.
When Hannah notices the symptoms of a terminal and painful illness in her aloof daughter, Esme, she decides to take her on a trip to their abandoned family farm in a desperate attempt to connect before they have to say goodbye.
Stacey Weckstein also stars in the film, which is inspired by true events.
Says director Cory Choy, “I recognize that women are underrepresented in film, both on and off screen. And while I didn’t set out with this explicit intention, I am very proud to have made a movie exploring the relationship between parent and child that stars only women (one of whom is a little girl), was co-written and co-edited by women, with cinematography by a woman, and features a score composed by women.”
The film is “rooted in a family’s history and lore”, adds Choy. “Esme, My Love explores the relationship between mother and daughter — a meditation on love, loss, family and magic”.