Genre fans know it’s always a good idea to keep an eye on the festival hits, because you never know which indie debut is going to end up being the surprise that knocks your socks off. Today, we’ve got an exclusive trailer debut for Minor Premise, a new sci-fi thriller that’s been racking up acclaim on the festival circuit for its clever concept, engaging execution, and strong performances — especially from Sathya Sridharan, who takes on the challenge of playing ten versions of a scientist after an experiment to create the best version of himself goes off the rails.
Sridharan stars as Ethan, a neuroscientist determined to cement his scientific reputation and outshine his father’s legacy when he devises a risky experiment that leaves him fractured and sends him spiraling down a surreal journey into his subconscious. Minor Premise debuted to strong reviews at this year’s Fantasia International Film Festival before thrilling audiences at Sitges International Film Festival and Los Angeles’ AFI Spooky Movies. In fact, at the time of this writing, Minor Premise is still holding down a cool 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
The feature debut from filmmaker Eric Shultz, Minor Premise also stars Dana Ashbrook and Paton Ashbrook, and it’s set to hit VOD on December 4. Check out our trailer debut below.
Here’s the official synopsis for Minor Premise:
Attempting to surpass his father’s legacy and pressured by an old colleague (Dana Ashbrook of Twin Peaks), a reclusive neuroscientist becomes entangled in his own risky experiment. Ethan (Sathya Sridharan) has now locked himself in his home with his ex-girlfriend Allie (Paton Ashbrook) and the two navigate trauma, ambition, and missteps of the past. Diving headfirst into the uncharted equations of the brain, they realize that there is more at stake than just their relationship or Ethan’s reputation. With time quickly running out, he is forced to face off against the darker sides of himself while frantically attempting to solve an enigma that lies within his subconscious.