Young Venezuelan director, Maria Gabriela Cardenas released the trailer for her psychological thriller and horror film ‘A Dark Foe,’ featuring courageous Selma Blair (Mom and Dad, Hellboy, Legally Blonde), in the movie she shot before announcing that she is battling Multiple sclerosis. The film also stars Academy Award nominee Graham Greene, (Dances With Wolves, Wind River), Bill Bellamy, (Insecure), Ireland Baldwin, (Grudge Match), Julie Gonzalo, (Supergirl), Tokala Black Elk, (Yellowstone, Skins), Jon Lindstrom (True Detective), Kenzie Dalton (Feud), and Oscar Cardenas, (The Grand Guignol, Bon Appetit) in the role of tortured FBI agent Tony Cruz.
23 years old at the time of filming, Maria Gabriela Cardenas’ feature length debut, “A Dark Foe,” tells the story about a guilt-ridden FBI agent diagnosed with Nyctophobia -a psychological neurosis that sees him paralyzed when the lights go out- on the hunt for a maniac serial killer in a harrowing underworld of sex and death where a demon from his childhood awaits.
“As a young female Director I overcame many challenges to make this film from pre-production until the final day of post-production. For example, some of the most experienced people from our crew confessed to me that they initially, due to my age, didn’t believe I could handle this project. I noticed it from the beginning and decided to ignore it and command the set with integrity, confidence and love. Their attitude changed progressively as they saw the results of each day’s hard work. Eventually, they came to believe in my leadership and in our collective project. By the end of the shoot, they saw we had the potential to make something special and that together we created a movie people will enjoy and remember forever” said Maria Gabriela Cardenas.