Caitlin Cronenberg is following in the footsteps of her father, David Cronenberg (The Fly, Videodrome), and brother, Brandon Cronenberg (Possessor, Antiviral). She’s just wrapped production on her feature directorial debut, Humane.
Here’s the synopsis:
“Humane takes place over a single day months after a global environmental collapse has forced world leaders to take extreme measures to reduce the earth’s population. In a wealthy enclave, a recently retired newsman invites his four grown children to dinner to announce his intentions to enlist in the nation’s new euthanasia program.
“But when the father’s plan goes horribly awry, tensions flare and chaos erupts among his children.”
The cast for Humane includes Jay Baruchel (Random Acts of Violence), Emily Hampshire (Chapelwaite), Peter Gallagher (House on Haunted Hill), Sebastian Chacon (Penny Dreadful: City of Angels), Alanna Bale (Cardinal), and Sirena Gulamgaus (Chapelwait). Michael Sparaga wrote the script and serves as a producer.
“From my very first read, the all-too-possible dystopian world of Michael’s script left me breathless, and I immediately knew I had to be the one to make this movie,” said Caitlin Cronenberg. “Each and every day on set felt like a gift and I feel truly blessed to have worked with such remarkable talents, both in front of and behind the camera. I cannot wait to share this film with the world.”
Caitlin Cronenberg previously co-directed the 2021 short film The Death of David Cronenberg (pictured above) with her father. Deadline notes that up until now, she has mostly focused on photography and artwork.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)