Awakening from an alcohol induced black out, Teddy discovers he has severely beaten his wife, Molly. As he seeks her forgiveness, she struggles with a possible future together. Absent a father's protection, her brother's humiliation over not being able to defend his sister quickly turns to hate. In desperation, Gordon seeks out and hires an ex-con to kill Teddy setting forth an unstoppable sequence of shocking events. Redemption, revenge, forgiveness, inhumanity interweave in an ill-fated tale of life and unforeseen circumstances.
"A PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER WITH ALL THE RIGHT INGREDIENTS FOR RIVETING CINEMA!"
- KAM WILLIAMS, BARET NEWS SYNDICATE
"THE LIVING IS A BRILLIANT, EDGE-OF-THE-SEAT, THRILLER THAT LEAVES VERY LITTLE TIME TO CATCH YOUR BREATH."
- AMY R. HANDLER, FILM THREAT
"THIS LOW-BUDGET THRILLER PACKS A CONSIDERABLE WALLOP. AN EFFECTIVE MODERN DAY NOIR. SUPERBLY PLAYED BY VETERAN CHARACTER MULKEY... EQUALLY FINE IS WORMALD." – THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"BEARING AN IMPRESSIVE SHEEN... CHRIS MULKEY AND KENNY WORMALD FIND MANY NUANCES TO EXPLORE."
- THE NEW YORK TIMES
"3 STARS. MULKEY IS CHILLING, FIRST MOMENT TO LAST, IN THIS BRUTAL, BLOOD-STAINED FILM NOIR. THE MORAL SUBTEXT GIVES THE FILM HEFT, THE PERFORMANCES MAKE IT REAL AND MULKEY MAKES "THE LIVING" FEAR THE MAN WHO DOESN'T FEAR DEATH."
- TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE
"7 OUT OF 10. AN INCREDIBLY ENTERTAINING AND SUPERBLY ACTED FILM... VERY SATISFYING, NAIL-BITING DRAMA. THE LIVING IS ONE OF THE BETTER FILMS TO COME OUT IN THE EARLY HALF OF 2015. THE LIVING IS A GRIM AND HAUNTING FILM THAT LINGERS WITH YOU LONG AFTER ITS CRUSHING FINALE."
"TERRIFYING... OMINOUS... TERRIFIC... FASCINATING... BEAUTIFUL AND FRIGHTENING... AND INTENSE, FAST-MOVING THRILLER... TRULY KEEPS THE AUDIENCE ON THE EDGE OF ITS SEAT."
Directed and Written By: Jack Bryan
Produced By: Jack Bryan, Laura DuBois, John Snyder
Starring: Fran Kranz (Fangoria Award Winner as Best Supporting Actor for The Cabin in the Woods, Donnie Darko, Training Day, The Village, Much Ado About Nothing, "Dollhouse"), Jocelin Donahue (Insidious: Chapter 2, Screamfest Best Actress Winner for The House of the Devil, He's Just Not That Into You, upcoming Terrence Malick's Knight of Cups), Kenny Wormald (Footloose, Clerks II, Kid Cannabis, Center Stage: Turn It Up), Chris Mulkey (Independent Spirit Award Best Actor nominee for Patti Rocks, Captain Phillips, The Purge, Whiplash, First Blood), Joelle Carter (Co-star of "Justified", Jessabelle, American Pie 2, High Fidelity)