Jenn Wexler’s The Ranger is holding its World Premiere at SXSW. Ahead of the premiere, Glass Eye Pix and Hood River Entertainment have dropped a teaser trailer that is equal parts forest safety PSA, and punk-rock massacre! Featuring music from Wade MacNeil of Alexisonfire & Gallows & Andrew Gordon Macpherson, this first-look at the new slasher does not disappoint.
The Ranger is directed by Jenn Wexler in her feature debut. The film is produced by Andrew van den Houten, Larry Fessenden, Ashleigh Snead, Heather Buckley, and Jenn Wexler. Darryl Gariglio, Giles Daoust, Catherine Dumonceaux executive produce. The Ranger will premiere Monday, March 12th at the SXSW film festival in Austin, Texas. Additional screenings are being held on the 13th and 15th. For festival passes and tickets to the film, head to film’s page on the SXSW website.
When Chelsea and her friends get in trouble with the cops, they flee the city and go on the run. Fueled by a hallucinogenic drug called Echo, they hope to lay low-and get high-in an old family hideout in the woods. But Chelsea’s got reservations about going back to nature and secrets she’s not sharing with her friends. When a shot rings out, her past comes crashing back, and the punks find themselves pitted against the local authority- an unhinged park ranger with an axe to grind.
The Ranger stars Chloe Levine (The Defenders), Granit Lahu (The Sinner), Jeremy Holm (Mr.Robot), and legendary writer/director/producer/actor Larry Fessenden (The Last Winter, Psychopaths). The Ranger joins several other highly-anticipated films at SXSW, as part the festival’s Midnighters program. Included among them are Colin Minihan’s What Keeps You Alive, Rooster Teeth’s Blood Fest, and the recently unveiled Unfriended: Dark Web.