81 minutes – Thriller, Horror, Drama
Festival release date: 2018 (Busan International Film Festival – World Premiere)
Release date: TBA
Production company: Wanting Film Inc.
Canadian distributor: Kew Media Distribution
Isabelle, aka The Wanting, tells the story of Larissa and Matt Kane are the perfect young couple, moving into the perfect home, in the perfect neighbourhood in upstate New York. Larissa is pregnant and it’s a boy – his name is going to be Colton. Unexpectedly, Larissa goes into labour earlyand after serious complications, she flat-lines. Is she dead? Larissa spends a full minute without any signs of life, but then she comes back. The baby is stillborn. Larissa takes the news hard. The haunting image in the morgue seared into her memory catapults her onto an emotional roller coaster, one that threatens her sanity, marriage and life. Back home from the hospital, Larissa begins to ‘see’ her dead baby. And then notices a young woman in the house next door, sitting at an upstairs window, staring at her, making Larissa feel most uncomfortable. When Larissa tries to point out this woman to her husband, Matt doesn’t see anyone. Is Larissa losing her mind, or is she being haunted by a spirit? Matt thinks it’s the former. And yet, as the story unfolds, it becomes clear that it’s the latter.