Described as a “seemingly classic coming-of-age” story, Broil is actually something much darker.
“After a violent incident with an insufferable school nemesis, 17-year-old Chance Sinclair (Avery Konrad) is sent to live with her reclusive grandfather (Timothy V. Murphy) in his lavish mountain estate. As she seeks to uncover the true origin of her eccentric grandfather’s exorbitant wealth—and a mysterious familial health condition going back generations—she may get way more than she bargained for. Quickly caught between two warring factions of the family, Chance’s only hope for survival may well come from a killer-for-hire (Jonathan Lipnicki) with a fortuitous stroke of culinary genius.”
Edward Drake, director and co-writer of BROIL says he’s grateful to everyone who worked on the film.
“BROIL was created by a fantastic Vancouver and Victoria cast and crew,” he said. “We took cues from Rosemary’s Baby, The Witch, Get Out, Succession, Barry Lyndon, You’re Next, and many more to bring BROIL to life, a story which is absolutely 100% based on true events.”
Co-writer Piper Mars explains the film is also much more than a horror story. “BROIL explores the ways families hurt each other. I hope the film invites viewers to question the needless secrecy and conflict they have in their lives.”
A digital and home entertainment release of Broil is scheduled for October 13, 2020
The film is directed by Edward Drake, written by Edward Drake and Piper Mars (The Young Woman) and produced by Corey Large (It Follows, The November Man).