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What You Wish For (2024)

Opens on May 31

Director: Nicholas Tomnay Run Time: 101 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2023

Starring: Juan Carlos Messier, Nick Stahl, Penelope Mitchell, Randy Vasquez, Tamsin Topolski

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

World Premiere, 2023 Fantasia Film Festival

Ryan is a talented chef with crushing gambling problems. Circumstances being what they are, he leaves town in a hurry for the safe haven of an unnamed Latin American country where his friend Jack, a more prestigious chef with his own unique troubles, welcomes him into his home.

“takes the typical critiques of consumption under capitalism and the depravity of the upper class and creates a delightfully skeezy thriller”

—Mary Beth McAndrews, Dread Central

Ryan has no idea how Jack’s able to afford his extravagant lifestyle, and he doesn’t want to feel envious, but he knows that he wants it for himself. Soon, a grim twist of fate will give that to him. Ryan assumes his friend’s identity. And soon discovers just what Jack’s been doing to maintain the lifestyle he so desperately craved.

About the filmmaker:

Nicholas Tomnay is a film director, editor, and writer. Originally hailing from Sydney, Tomnay is a multi-award-winning filmmaker whose accolades include best film at the Seattle International Film Festival, a Saturn award, Amsterdam’s Imagine Film Festival and Australia’s highest honor: the AACTA award. Tomnay’s first feature film, The Perfect Host (2010) starring David Hyde Pierce, premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. His second feature film What You Wish For (2024) screened at several major genre film festivals—including Fantasia, Frightfest, and Fantastic Fest—and competed at the 2023 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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