Threshold is one of the best examples of guerrilla filming that I’ve seen in a long time. Case and point the sticker bombing of the Saturn sedan. The only reason I knew it was a Saturn is the body style and front end. I could talk about my love of cars, but I’ll focus on Threshold.
Shot on two iPhones over a 12 day period with only 3 cast/crew members and no traditional screenplay. This is an amazing feat. It not only is impressive, but it shows that if you have a phone with a camera that you can create something. It has actually inspired me to use my iPhone for creating.
Chemistry is important for the leads in a film. Madison West and Joey Millin have played well off of one another. It’s also touching to see them come together as brother and sister.
I love road movies, see my love of cars above, and the road trip in Threshold would have driven me insane. Some of the sequences don’t make any sense for a teacher to be so unorganized. I’ll give him the fact that his marriage is crumbling and his estranged sister is either on drugs or possessed.
If you’ve read some of my previous reviews you might have seen how important music is to me with creating the mood of the scene. Threshold uses synth music beautifully.
I’ve seen some cool slow-burn movies this year already. Threshold does a good job of this. Every road to has a destination and this is one you want to see.
Threshold is available in Arrow Player and for purchase HERE, with some awesome special features to stream I might add.
When a phone call from out of the blue brings Leo (Joey Millin) back into contact with his sister, Virginia (Madison West), long estranged from her family due to years of drug abuse, he arrives to find her alone in a bare apartment in the midst of an apparent overdose. After the convulsions and nausea subside, Virginia insists to Leo that she has been clean for 8 months due to the help of a mysterious group. She confides to her cynical brother that her edginess and paranoia actually stem from a sinister ritual conducted by the group that took her in at her lowest and eventually revealed themselves to be a cult. This curse bound her emotions and physical sensations to a man she has never met before.
With his marriage on the rocks, Leo has his own demons to face. Nonetheless, he is reluctantly persuaded by Virginia to embark on a cross-country road trip to track down this shadowy stranger under the caveat that if he’s nowhere to be found and it’s all in her head, she’ll go to rehab. However, as their date with destiny draws nearer, Leo begins to suspect his sister’s tall tale might have some substance.
Watch the trailer:
Threshold premiered May 3 exclusively on ARROW. ARROW is available in the US, Canada and the UK on the following Apps/devices: Roku (all Roku sticks, boxes, devices, etc), Apple TV & iOS devices, Android TV and mobile devices, Fire TV (all Amazon Fire TV Sticks, boxes, etc), and on all web browsers at https://www.arrow-player.com.