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FrightFest Preview: NEW LIFE - First Teaser Dropped for Horror Thriller

Updated: Aug 1, 2023

John Rosman’s Feature Directorial Debut, Starring Sonya Walger (For All Mankind, Lost) & Hayley Erin (Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists)

Tuesday, July 25th, 2023 // Montreal, QC — Ahead of its world premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival on August 8th, the first teaser has been dropped for John Rosman’s buzzy feature directorial debut NEW LIFE. Following this, the film will celebrate its European premiere at London’s FrightFest, the UK’s premiere genre film festival, on August 25th.


Dubbed “one of the major discoveries of Fantasia 2023” by programmers at the internationally renowned Canadian genre event, NEW LIFE is written and directed by Rosman and produced by T. Justin Ross, producer on Shudder’s record-breaking hit The Mortuary Collection, and Mike Marchlewski. The film is executive produced by David Lawson Jr., producer of the Independent Spirit-Award Nominated Sundance darling Something in the Dirt and the critically acclaimed science fiction horror The Endless, among others.

Hayley Erin in New Life

NEW LIFE stars Sonya Walger (For All Mankind, Lost), Hayley Erin (Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists), and Tony Amendola (Annabelle, Curse of Llorona). The film follows a mysterious woman on the run (Erin) and the resourceful government ‘fixer’ (Walger) assigned to bring her in, while fighting her body’s own personal struggle with ALS. As their two unique stories inextricably link, and a trail of bodies begin to mount, the stakes of the pursuit soon rise to apocalyptic proportions.

Sonya Walger in New Life

Prior to developing and shooting NEW LIFE, which wrapped production in March 2022 in Oregon, Rosman was an Emmy-Award-winning journalist for public media, with stories appearing on national and international outlets including NPR and PBS.


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