Which character does the title of The Survivalist refer to? At first glance, it appears to be the man played by Martin McCann (who’s simply listed as “survivalist” in the movie credits). But the mother-daughter duo (Olwen Fouere and Mia Goth) clearly have their post-apocalypse plan on lock, too.
The Survivalist is the feature debut of writer-director Stephen Fingleton, and if the trailer’s anything to go by, it looks to be a visually stunning and creepily intimate take on the wilderness-dystopia tale. Everybody wants something, everybody needs something, and they’re willing to do just about anything to get it. And who needs a lot of dialogue when you’ve got a stockpile of weapons? The film will be out in select theaters and on VOD starting May 19.