Dragongate Films’ psychological thriller, Zugzwang, is experiencing good momentum this fall season. It premiered at the Action on Film International Film Festival, where it played to an enthusiastic audience and earned recognition for Best Dialog and runner-up recognition for Best Director. It was also nominated for best picture. Zugzwang has additionally been selected to appear at this year’s Shriekfest, Los Angeles’ longest-running genre film festival. Zugzwang was one of 10 feature films selected from a pool of more than 1000 submissions for appearance in Shriekfest.
The film features several well-known actors, notably Joanna Cassidy and Béatrice Rosen. Béatrice Rosen is best recognized for her appearances in The Dark Knight and 2012. Golden Globe winner Joanna Cassidy made movie history in 1982 with her unforgettable appearance as Zora in Bladerunner, but has had a high profile career in Hollywood since, including roles as a season regular on Six Feet Under, Boston Legal, Body of Proof and other popular television shows.
Antagonist Paul Rae’s reputation as a scene-stealer has been well established with roles in Oliver Stone’s W and the Coen brothers’ True Grit. Rae’s resume additionally incudes a legendary episode of Criminal Minds called To Hell and Back, and a prominent presence in Texas Chainsaw 3D.