Writer and director Mark O’Brien‘s unique chiller, THE RIGHTEOUS, will premiere on the alternative streaming service ARROW on 10th June 2022.
This debut feature from O’Brien is a dark chiller about a burdened man who feels the wrath of a vengeful God, after he and his wife are visited by a mysterious stranger.
A darkly engaging spiritual thriller, strikingly shot in black and white, and featuring intense and assured performances, the film stars O’Brien himself in the central role, alongside Henry Czerny and Mimi Kuzyk.
Frederic (Henry Czerny) a grieving man struggling with his faith, who helps an injured young man, Aaron Smith (Mark O’Brien) who stumbles onto his property one night, claiming to be lost in the woods. Frederic and his wife (Mimi Kuzyk) invite the man to stay for the night, but Frederic soon begins to have doubts about this enigmatic stranger’s story – and his motives for being there. When Aaron asks Frederic to commit an unspeakable deed, it becomes clear that the man is not who he seems, and has been sent to test the very limits of Frederic’s existence.