If you’re looking for a mind-bending thriller, looking no further than the new science-fiction drama, Minor Premise. This film was directed by Eric Schultz as well written by himself, Justin Moretto, and Thomas Torrey. It stars Sathya Sridharan, Paton Ashbrook, and Dana Ashbrook.
Synopsis for Minor Premise
Attempting to surpass his father’s legacy and pressured by an old colleague (Dana Ashbrook of Twin Peaks), a reclusive neuroscientist becomes entangled in his own risky experiment. Ethan (Sathya Sridharan) has now locked himself in his home with his ex-girlfriend Allie (Paton Ashbrook) and the two navigate trauma, ambition, and missteps of the past. Diving headfirst into the uncharted equations of the brain, they realize that there is more at stake than just their relationship or Ethan’s reputation. With time quickly running out, he is forced to face off against the darker sides of himself while frantically attempting to solve an enigma that lies within his subconscious.
This film was one crazy trip. It reminded me of some other sci-fi thrillers especially The Butterfly Effect. It had the same intensity that creates high anxiety and a mind-boggling, out-of-body experience. It’s the type of film that requires your full attention.
Sathya Sridharan delivered an award-winning and emotionally driven performance that will make the viewer uneasy yet like a car wreck, you can’t look away. His character goes through quite the experience and you don’t quite know how everything will pan out. Paton Ashbrook also delivered an impressive performance and was a great supporting character and helped keep things somewhat grounded in the midst of all chaos.
Minor Premise sometimes felt like a dream sequence with moments of fantasy and reality intertwined. It knows how to mess with your head and have you questioning everything. The film also had great special effects and the perfect balance of sci-fi elements and pure fear.
Unlock the puzzle that is Minor Premise and confront all the fantastic and terrifying things it has to offer. The film hits select theaters, virtual cinemas, and Digital and On Demand on December 4th, 2020.