New Life directed by John Rosman official trailer and release date
New Life (Brainstorm Media)

Brainstorm Media shared the trailer for New Life, the horror thriller starring Hayley Erin as a mysterious woman on the run, and Sonya Walger as the fixer assigned to bring her in.

Also starring in the film are Sonya Walger, Hayley Erin and Tony Amendola.

Release Date

Directed by John Rosman, making his feature film directorial debut, New Life world premiered at the 2023 Fantasia International Film Festival, then stopped at FrightFest London, Overlook Film Festival, Panic Fest, Florida Film Festival, Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, and the Heartland International Film Festival, where it took the 2023 Audience Choice Award; and opens in theaters and on demand on May 3, 2024.


A mysterious woman on the run, and the resourceful fixer assigned to bring her in. Their two unique stories inextricably link, as the stakes of the pursuit rise to apocalyptic proportions.

The film is written and directed by Rosman, who pulled from his documentary background by recalling a story he worked on about a young woman diagnosed with ALS (Summer Whisman, to whom the film is dedicated), which would heavily motivate the feature.

New Life is produced by T. Justin Ross, producer on Shudder’s record-breaking hit The Mortuary Collection and the Judy Greer-led Aporia, and Mike Marchlewski, and executive produced by David Lawson Jr., producer of the Independent Spirit-Award Nominated Sundance darling Something in the Dirt, critically acclaimed science fiction horror The Endless, and EP on the recent SXSW breakout Things Will Be Different. Sonya Walger (For All Mankind, Lost), Hayley Erin (Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, The Young and the Restless), and Tony Amendola (Annabelle, Curse of Llorona) star.


Bloody Disgusting review gave the film 3 1/2 of 5 stars, wrote, “At its core, New Life is an existential drama centered around two different women at different stages of life, bound by a discomforting desperation to seize what final fleeting freedom they have left. Rosman leaves it up to Erin and Wagner to impart the depth of emotion, then incorporates horror and suspenseful thriller conventions to decimate emotionally. The abrupt shift from quiet drama to jarring horror comes late, by design, creating urgency as it raises relevant questions with no easy answers.”

Official Trailer

Watch the official trailer for New Life


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