Sunday, September 8, 2019

9/9/19 @9:15m pst - LA-based director and screenwriter Ilana Rein joined host Janeane Bernstein live on KUCI 88.9fm

LISTEN to today's show featuring Ilana Rein

Ilana Rein is an LA-based director and screenwriter whose documentaries and short films have been screened at festivals, galleries and universities internationally. Her award-winning documentary short WE ARE ALL CYLONS premiered at Sci-Fi London in 2011 and enjoyed a long international festival run. She also wrote and directed the short film ELLIPSE, which was shot on location at The Royal Observatory in the U.K. and premiered in May 2013 at the BFI in London. What’s interesting about her is that despite her extensive career as a filmmaker, she did not get around to making her first feature film until she was 50, something I find extremely inspiring and shows that it’s never too late!

Written and directed by Ilana Rein and co-written with Brian Smith, PERCEPTION is provocative thriller about the psychic phenomena that shows the struggle between one’s beliefs and one’s ability to question them. Check out the trailer below along with additional info on the film and let me know what you think. Would love to set up a time for you and Ilana to chat on your radio show if you have time.

Directed by: Ilana Rein

Written by: Ilana Rein and Brian Smith

Produced by: Ilana Rein, Brian Smith, and B.D. Gunnell

Runtime: 101 minutes


Starring: Wes Ramsey (General Hospital, Charmed), Meera Rohit Kumbhani (This Is Us, Dave Made a Maze), Caitlin Mehner (Best of Enemies, Ocean’s 8), and Max Jenkins (High Maintenance, Dead to Me)

Synopsis: When Daniel, a successful real estate developer, must evict Nina, a mysterious small-time psychic struggling to provide for her young son, the last thing he expects in return is a free reading. But when Nina senses the spirit of Daniel’s dead wife, a once-promising artist, his desire to reconnect with her quickly becomes an obsession. Haunted by memories, Daniel is determined to reunite with his wife—who may have designs of her own. Soon, Daniel and Nina must each decide how far they’ll go to get what they want in this supernatural, psychological thriller.

PERCEPTION will be available on the following digital platform: iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, VUDU, Google Play, YouTube, Microsoft Store, FandangoNow, Redbox on Demand, Vimeo, Comcast, Spectrum, Cox, Dish Network, Verizon Fios, Frontier, Suddenlink, Mediacom, Armstrong, WOW!, and Shaw.

iTunes pre-order available HERE

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