Caitlin Cronenberg, daughter of filmmaker David Cronenberg and sister to Brandon Cronenberg, has just wrapped on her directorial debut film, “Humane.” This environment-themed thriller was shot in Hamilton, Ontario in only four weeks.
Victory Man Productions’ Michael Sparaga wrote the film, and is producing.
“Humane” takes place over the course of a single day after a global environmental collapse. In a universe where months prior, world leaders were forced to take extreme measures to reduce the earth’s population. In a wealthy enclave, a recently retired newsman invites his grown children to dinner. Only to announce to his four offspring that he plans to enlist in the nation’s new euthanasia program. But when his plan goes horribly awry, chaos erupts among his children.
“From my very first read, the all-too-possible dystopian world of Michael’s script left me breathless, and I immediately knew I had to be the one to make this movie,” Caitlin Cronenberg said. “Each and every day on set felt like a gift and I feel truly blessed to have worked with such remarkable talents, both in front of and behind the camera. I cannot wait to share this film with the world.”
“Humane”’s cast list includes Jay Baruchel (“This Is The End”), Emily Hampshire (“Schitt’s Creek”), Peter Gallagher (“Grace and Frankie”), Sebastian Chacon (“Emergency”), Alanna Bale (“Sort Of”), and Sirena Gulamgaus (“Transplant”).
While she clearly comes from an artistic background, Caitlin Cronenberg has mostly focused her attention on photography and artwork. But has made some music videos and shorts including the 2021’s “The Death of David Cronenberg.” Sparaga saw her work as a visual artist which convinced him she was the right person to direct “Humane.”
“Her keen eye to detail, her rich compositions, and her ability to convey deep emotion made her my first and only choice to direct Humane,” Sparaga said. “That she said yes to making this film her feature directorial debut is nothing less than a dream come true.”
There is currently no set release date for this film. Stay tuned to Nerdbot for updates on “Humane” as they become available.