Aiden (Josh Lawson) craves a better life. A life away from his gruesome job as a crime scene photographer, working alongside his detective friend Pete (Ron Perlman). A meaningful life where he can escape the hard streets of Detroit, fall in love with the perfect woman and save the world from evil. As Aiden's dark imagination starts to leak into reality, he meets Virginia (Emma Lung), a younger woman with her own dilemmas and desires. Estranged from her boyfriend Ravi (Edward Furlong,) Virginia explores an uncertain relationship with Aiden, who becomes increasingly emboldened to live out his vigilante fantasies. But as Virginia is faced with the disturbing truth of Aiden's inner life, Aiden learns that he will pay a terrible price for his twisted imagination.
CRAVE marks the feature directing debut of award-winning film documentarian Charles de Lauzirika ("Blade Runner," "Twin Peaks," Alien Anthology.)
Director Charles de Lauzirika won the coveted AMD Next Wave Best Director award at this year's amazing Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. CRAVE enjoyed three sold out shows (an extra show was added due to popular demand) and each screening was attended by Lauzirika who addressed the packed screenings and answered questions. Get caught up on all the movie madness that went down at the official site!
CRAVE will travel to the beautiful beaches of Sitges, near Barcelona, Spain for its European Premiere at the spectacular Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival. Actor Josh Lawson and director Charles de
Lauzirika will attend the European Premiere currently scheduled for Friday, October 5 at 10:45pm.
More information and ticket sales can be found at the official site!
Following CRAVE's incredible sold out U.S. Premiere at Fantastic Fest, more stellar reviews hit the web. And more are coming soon. In the meantime, check these out!
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CRAVE will be making its United States premiere at one of the hottest, most exciting film festivals in the world - Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas! Director Charles de Lauzirika, star Josh Lawson and other members of the CRAVE team will be on hand for the U.S. premiere taking place on Saturday, September 22 at 9PM. A second screening will take place later that week.
Most festival badges are already sold out but there are still some ticket options available. Check out the official Fantastic Fest site for more details!
After a spectacular world premiere at Fantasia in Montreal, it's become clear that Canada loves CRAVE! The film will be screening at two festivals during the month of September in the Great White North:
FESTIVAL DE CINÉMA DE LA VILLE DE QUÉBEC
Friday, September 21 - 11:15PM
Saturday, September 22 - 9PM
Click here for more information on Québec.
CALGARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Saturday, September 29 - 7:15PM
Sunday, September 30 - 9:30PM
Director Charles de Lauzirika will be at both screenings.
Click here for more information on Calgary.
As if the Fantasia International Film Festival couldn't have gone better, CRAVE landed one more high honor before the festival was over by beating out some serious competition to win the New Flesh Award for Best First Feature Film! The jury opined thusly:
New Flesh Award for Best First Feature: CRAVE by Charles de Lauzirika
This impressive debut captivated the jury with its remarkable production value, its efficient storytelling and intelligent internal dialogue, generously embracing the author's personality, provided a riveting portrait of a road to madness.
Read more about the jury awards at Fantasia's official site.
The sold-out, standing-room-only world premiere for CRAVE at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, Canada was an enormous success. Director Charles de Lauzirika, star Josh Lawson, production designer David L. Snyder and associate producer Raleigh Stewart fielded questions from the enthusiastic crowd following the premiere screening and Michael Guillen's wonderful recap of the evening and review of the film can be read here.
Then the reviews started to hit, and it was clear that CRAVE had blown away audiences and critics alike. Check out these raves for CRAVE:
Fans in the enormous Hall H, Comic-Con's premiere venue, responded very positively to the CRAVE trailer and a whopping 7 minutes of the film. Actor Josh Lawson and director Charles de Lauzirika took part in a fun, lively panel on independent filmmaking and fielded questions from both media and fans throughout the day.
Come join CRAVE star Josh Lawson and director Charles de Lauzirika as they take the stage in the legendary Hall H at the San Diego Comic-Con to present a first look at the film. The trailer and 7 minutes of the film will be presented during the Virtual Drive-In panel on Thursday, July 12 at 6:15pm in Hall H. Moderated by Robert Meyer Burnett, the panel will preview other upcoming films as well, so expect some fun guests and surprises.