Rarely has a movie been written, produced and starred in by a quadriplegic. Add to that the horror nature of the film and you got yourself Owen Kent's "Angels of Mercy" which will have its official trailer shown at the Ed Roberts Campus on Sat., May 19th.
The film is a home invasion thriller but at its core, the story is about persevering through isolation. It is a groundbreaking horror film that challenges Hollywood’s representation of the disabled community. Leading the cast is Owen who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Owen plays a hacker named Zach, who has moved himself to the rural forests of northern California to escape public scorn. When a eugenics cult descends upon Zach’s home, he must use his wits to make it through the night alive.
As he explains, "As a young man in a wheelchair, I have lacked a hero in movies that looked like myself, so I, along with a group of talented filmmakers, decided to tackle the problem head on and make one ourselves."
To mark the completion of production of the film, they are holding an event to premiere the first official trailer for the movie on Sat., May 19th from 6-8 p.m. at the Osher Foundation Education Center of the Ed Roberts Campus (3075 Adeline in Berkeley) for an enchanted evening of food, fun, and fundraising for perception-changing cinema. Free admission though donations are accepted. For more information and to RSVP, CLICK HERE.