Social Thriller THE INFLUENCER – Arriving September 14 from Breaking Glass Pictures, The Influencer follows popular social influencer Abbie Rose, who finds her Hollywood home overtaken by a group of activists who hack her social media empire to carry out a risky plan with a huge payout.
Abbie Rose is a popular social media influencer known for her lifestyle, fashion, and makeup videos. One night she signs a coveted contract with Nutrocon, a notorious cosmetic company known to pollute, test on animals, and treat female workers unfairly…
Immediately, she’s taken down and tied up in her home by a group of masked activists. Overnight, they force Abbie through the filming of a video, advertising a mysterious new makeup kit. As the hacker’s plan unfolds, we learn the real reason for their visit, and as Abbie’s facade fades we learn more about the lies she’s been living.
It’s funny. There is a clever use of online media for the beginning credits and for advancing the storyline. There is a lot of “overacting” but I think that is done on purpose and I liked all the characters. Kasia Szarek was particularly delightful. Although it is VERY campy, it is not a gay-themed movie. It’s worth a look.
“The Influencer is way more relevant now than when I wrote it three years ago, it reflects real life in ways I didn’t expect”, said Weinstein. “Watching how internet virality has led to such a dramatic spike in consumerism and waste with fast-fashion, or an obsession with how we appear online, it warps reality and values for so many people in an effort to distract us from the bigger issues going on in the world.”
Social Thriller THE INFLUENCER – The film stars real-life influencer and comedian Kasia Szarek (A24’s Pleasure), with a supporting cast led by Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera, star of the viral online series Girls Like Magic and CEO of OML.tv. The Influencer diverts from glamorizing the lifestyle, and instead takes a critical view on consumerism and questions; what if someone could use their online influence to do something bigger than just sell products?
The Influencer will be available on DVD and VOD, platforms including iTunes/Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, and through local cable & satellite providers.