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Founders Day (2024)

Opens on January 19

Director: Erik Bloomquist Run Time: 106 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2024

Starring: Amy Hargreaves, Catherine Curtin, Devin Druid, Naomi Grace, William Russ

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

Audience Award Winner, 2023 Toronto After Dark Film Festival
International Premiere, 2023 London FrightFest

A mischief-laden genre mash-up from fraternal writing-director duo Erik and Carson Bloomquist (2022’s She Came from the Woods). In this satirical political slasher, a small town is shaken by a series of ominous killings in the days leading up to a heated mayoral election. As accusations fly and the threat of a masked killer darkens every street corner, the residents must race to uncover the truth before fear consumes the town.

“has a lot it wants to say and does so in a fun, murderous way lined with wicked humor”

—Bobby LePire, Film Threat

About the filmmaker:

Erik Bloomquist is a Connecticut-based actor and filmmaker known for his talent in a wide variety of genres both onstage and onscreen. Including award winners Founders Day (2024), She Came from the Woods (2022), and Long Lost (2018), Bloomquist has directed eight feature films that have played at festivals around the world. He is a two-time New England Emmy Award winner (Outstanding Director & Writer), eight-time nominee, and Top 200 Director on HBO’s Project Greenlight. His series The Cobblestone Corridor (for which he served as writer, director, showrunner and lead actor) is the winner of three New England Emmy Awards and recipient of nine nominations. He has acted onstage and directed extensively at regional theaters and colleges across the country, and has served as adjunct faculty, Artist-in-Residence, and Visiting Artist at Trinity College, Clark University, Avon Old Farms, Miss Porter’s School and Saint Andrews School, where he delivered his TEDx talk.

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