“Clock,” a timely horror feature starring Dianna Agron and Melora Hardin from 20th Digital Studio and Hulu Originals will have its World Premiere at the Overlook Film Festival in New Orleans, La., March 30 through April 2. The film will debut exclusively on Hulu on April 28 and Disney+ internationally at a later date.
Directed and written by Alexis Jacknow (“Again,” upcoming “The Villager”), “Clock” is the story of a woman who enrolls in a clinical trial to try and fix her seemingly broken biological clock after friends, family, and society pressures her to have children. Dianna Agron (“Shiva Baby”, forthcoming “Acidman” and “El Elegido”) leads as Ella, with Jay Ali (“Carnival Row,” “Daredevil”) as her husband. Melora Hardin (“The Office,” “The Bold Type”) features as the pioneering doctor managing Ella’s treatment.
Jacknow was tapped to write and direct two short films (“Costume Change” and the short “Clock”) under heavy COVID-19 restrictions in 2020 for the first season of 20th Digital Studio’s “Bite Size Halloween.” The feature version of “Clock” developed from there and is part of the studio’s existing slate of horror features for Hulu, including “Grimcutty,” “Matriarch,” and the upcoming “Appendage” and “The Mill.”
“Clock” was developed by 20th Digital Studio with David Worthen Brooks, Arbi Pedrossian, and Jenna Cavelle as executive producers. Leal Naim serves as producer with Alex Hansen co-producing.
Jacknow is represented by Jeremy Platt & Tracy Kopulsky (Grandview), Parker Davis (Verve), and Melissa Rogal at Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler, Feldman & Clark. Agron is represented by Josh Glick (Grandview) and Nina Ramer & Steve Warren at Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman. Hardin is represented by Samantha Crisp (The Kohner Agency), Amy Retzinger & Evan Pioch (Verve), Maryellen Mulcahy (Framework) and Carolyn Conrad at Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham.
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About The Overlook Film Festival:
The Overlook Film Festival is a 4-day celebration of all things horror held in haunted, historic & iconic venues throughout New Orleans. Presenting superior film programming with an expanded focus on experiential events, the festival showcases exciting work in new and classic horror cinema alongside the latest in interactive and live shows for a fully immersive weekend. As a summer camp for genre fans, The Overlook is a community event bringing the best of horror storytelling to an enthusiastic and appreciative audience within an intimate and inspirational environment. Evoking the spirit of the Overlook hotel, horror’s most infamous fictional haunt, the 2023 Overlook Film Festival runs from March 30 - April 2, headquartered at the Prytania Theatres at Canal Place in Downtown New Orleans with additional screenings at Prytania Theatres Uptown. The festival advisory board includes Joe Dante (Filmmaker - “Gremlins”, “The Howling”), Karyn Kusama (Filmmaker - “Jennifer’s Body”, “The Invitation”), Ryan Turek (VP of Feature Film Development, Blumhouse Productions), Leigh Whannell (Actor / Writer / Filmmaker - “Saw”, “Insidious”), Diana Williams (CEO & Co-Founder, Kinetic Energy Entertainment), Elijah Wood (Founding Partner, SpectreVision), and more.