CONSUMED is a dramatic thriller that explores the controversial world of Genetically Modified Food (GMOs).
The story is anchored by a working-class, single mother (Zoe Lister-Jones) on a hunt to uncover the cause of her son’s mysterious illness. What happens when she topples into the GMO rabbit hole?
Interwoven are the stories of an organic farmer (Danny Glover), the CEO of a biotechnology corporation (Victor Garber), two scientists on the verge of a major discovery (Kunal Nayyar & Anthony Edwards), and an ex-cop caught in the middle of it all (Taylor Kinney). (source)
See the trailer below.
Poster released to Indie Wire:
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The film is also the first of its kind to dive into such issues within a fictional framework and with a recognizable angle, all of which you can see rendered in its brand new poster, which we were exclusively debuting on Indiewire.
[Lister-Jones]: “Harkening back to some of the great political thrillers of the 1970s, we wanted to revisit a time when filmmakers weren’t afraid to blend real world politics with story structure and character development. Our biggest objective was to make an entertaining film; but we also saw an opportunity to raise questions around a subject that was impacting us all, but that too few were discussing. The statistics were undeniable: We learned that over 60 countries around the world label GMOs but the US does not. Even more disconcerting was how pervasive they were in our food supply. Over 90 percent of corn and soy in the US is genetically modified. GMOs are found in 80 percent of processed food in this country. Rather than the often faceless debate that surrounds the topic of GMOs, we wanted to create a story that explored how real people confront these issues, in a format that could reach a broader audience.”
Zoe Lister-Jones, who plays the mother, also wrote and produced the film.
The movie will be digitally available on March 22.