Well Go USA will release Matt Vesely‘s feature film directorial debut, the sci-fi thriller Monolith in theatres and on digital this coming February 16, 2024.
A bold, unsettling and claustrophobic film with one on-screen actor and shot in a single location, Monolith raises questions about truth, privilege, conspiracy and the fact that each of us sees what we want to see – and believes what we want to believe. Truth is no longer the great monolith that underpins the world – power is.
Directed by Vesely, from a script penned by Lucy Campbell (“The Big Nothing”), and starring Lily Sullivan (Evil Dead Rise), the film centres on a disgraced journalist who, while trying to salvage her career, begins investigating a strange conspiracy theory. But as the trail leads uncomfortably close to home, she is left to grapple with the lies at the heart of her own story.
In anticipation of the film’s imminent release, SCREAM caught up with Lily Sullivan to find out the challenges and satisfaction of shooting a single location, single on-screen actor feature film, and how one particular scene in this new movie is as jaw-dropping as even the most horrific moments in Evil Dead Rise.
Words: Howard Gorman