Emma, a brilliant but awkward app designer, moves to San Francisco after a massive betrayal by her boyfriend with only her beloved pets, an adorable cat and an energetic mutt, in tow. One night, drawn by the light of a Supermoon, Emma’s pets escape into the night and are transformed into full-grown men, forcing Emma to reconsider her outlook on dating and hilariously work out her trust issues.
TAGLINE: Love is a four-legged word
RUN-TIME: 96 Minutes
THEATRICAL RELEASE: August 25, 2017
DIGITAL RELEASE: August 25, 2017
STUDIO/DISTRIBUTOR: Level 33 Entertainment
GENRE: Comedy / Romance / Independent
WRITER: Finn Taylor
DIRECTOR: Finn Taylor
PRODUCER: Susan Johnson
CAST: Kate Micucci, Justin Chatwin, Steve Howey, Sean Astin, Illeana Douglas, Hana Mae Lee, Josh Brener
WINNER Audience Award U.S. Cinema Indie — Mill Valley Film Festival
HONORABLE MENTION – Napa Valley Film Festival
WINNER 2nd Place Audience Award Favorite Narrative Feature — Sonoma International Film Festival
WINNER Audience Award Best Narrative Feature – SouthSide Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION Closing Night Film — Gasparilla Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION Opening Night Film— Women’s Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – USA Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Vero Beach Wine + Film Festival
“Justin Chatwin is amazing… his exaggerated movements and hiss-y fits ideally suited to make me laugh aloud…” — Mill Valley Herald
Written and directed by three-time Sundance alum FINN TAYLOR
(DREAM WITH THE FISHES, CHERISH, THE DARWIN AWARDS & KANNAPOLIS currently screening at Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC).
Produced by fellow Sundance alum and Independent Spirit Award winner SUSAN JOHNSON (CARRIE PILBY, MEAN CREEK & EYE OF THE HURRICANE).
UNLEASHED features an ensemble cast including Kate Micucci (The Lego Batman Movie, When in Rome, & Don’t Think Twice), Justin Chatwin (1 Night, War of the Worlds, CBS TV’s “American Gothic”, & Showtime’s “Shameless”), Steven Howey (Bride Wars, CW TV’s “Reba”, & Showtime’s “Shameless”), Hana Mae Lee (Pitch Perfect 1, 2 & 3, Amazon’s “Patriot”), Illeana Douglas (Ghost World, Goodfellas), Josh Brener (The Internship, HBO’s “Silicon Valley”), and Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings, Netflix’s “Stranger Things”, & 50 First Dates).