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'See For Me' trailer puts a new spin on the sensory thriller concept of 'Don't Breathe'
See For Me arrives in select theaters and on VOD Jan. 7, 2022.
Just when you thought no one could improve upon the sensory thriller format of Don't Breathe, IFC Midnight goes ahead and drops the trailer for See For Me. Coming to theaters and VOD at the start of 2022, the new film centers around Sophie, a young blind girl (played by Skyler Davenport) who must rely upon a helpful app called "See For Me" (essentially a visual aid hotline akin to OnStar) to make it through a home invasion scenario.
"With most films, I can kind of feel where it's going intuitively and this one definitely...there was a moment where I was like, 'Whoa, she's doing this?' It caught me off guard," Davenport — who is visually-impaired in real life and has mostly done voiceover roles until now — said during an interview back in June. "Something that can genuinely surprise you is a rare bird for me. And the fact that I got to incorporate my personal experience and that the whole team took that into account was absolutely amazing. I could not have asked for a better first project, minus COVID."
Director Randall Okita certainly seems to be going for a more grounded and human approach here, dispensing with the heightened — and almost superhuman — abilities we're used to seeing with blind characters in fiction like Norman Nordstrom and Matt Murdock. Kim Coates, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Pascal Langdale, Joe Pingue, George Tchortov, Laura Vandervoort, and Emily Piggford co-star.
Watch the trailer below:
"See For Me is an innovative take on the home invasion thriller and an impressive showcase of Randall’s skills as a storyteller and visual artist, with nail-biting twists and turns that are perfect for IFC Midnight audiences," Arianna Bocco, President of IFC Films, said in a statement when the company acquired the project over the summer. "It’s also an exciting debut by lead actor Skyler Davenport, who really anchors the film with their expressive and complex performance.”
“We are delighted to be working with IFC Midnight, and I can’t wait for audiences to be thrilled and uplifted by Sophie’s journey in See For Me,” added Okita, who has one other feature under his belt.
David Di Brina is an executive producer with Matt Code and Kristy Neville producing.
Written by Adam Yorke and Tommy Gushue, See For Me arrives in select theaters and on VOD Jan. 7, 2022. The movie, which held its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, currently holds a very fresh 80 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.