AnnaLynne McCord, Baldur Thor, and Sif Saga star in Jon Carlo’s directorial debut “Feral State,” a dark and gritty thriller that explores the concepts of family, good and evil, and right and wrong in many unique and powerful ways.
The film, which also stars Ronnie Gene Blevins, Jaden Piner, Octavio Pisano, and Ciera Dean, takes place in Florida. Far from Florida’s tourist attractions and beaches, Carlo, who also wrote and produced the film, notes that the swampy location itself was one of the biggest sources of inspiration for Feral State.
“This movie was really non-traditional,” Carlo says. “Where usually you have a script, then you get a cast, then you get a budget, in this case, first we got the budget, and then I had a location.”
Thor’s character Kody and Saga’s character Lexi are two runaways who have been taken in by Blevins’ Mack Monroe, a father figure who is just as charismatic as he is dangerous. Monroe brings local orphans and runaways into the world of thievery, crime, and drugs, which proves ruinous for Kody and Lexi.
McCord plays Detective Ellis, a tough, powerful, and intelligent officer who investigates cases that lead her directly to Monroe and his crew. Yet there is more to Detective Ellis than meets the eye.
“What was really cool was this character, even though she is on the right side of the law, she’s got a little twist in there,” McCord says. “It was a lot of fun playing that character.”
After a mysterious girl crosses paths with Monroe, nothing will be the same for any of the characters again. The story unfolds in unpredictable and imaginative ways.
Feral State can be purchased on iTunes, Amazon Video, VOD, and anywhere you buy movies on May 28.