Lionsgate has revealed the official trailer for an indie horror film, Dear David, inspired by / based on the viral Twitter thread by BuzzFeed comic artist Adam Ellis. The film stars Augustus Prew, Andrea Bang, Rachel Wilson, Rene Escobar Jr., Cameron Nicoll, and Justin Long.
Shortly after comic artist Adam (Augustus Prew) responds to internet trolls on social media, he begins experiencing sleep paralysis — while an empty rocking chair moves in the corner of his apartment. As he chronicles increasingly malevolent occurrences in a series of tweets, Adam begins to believe he is being haunted by the ghost of a dead child named David. Encouraged by his boss to continue the “Dear David” thread, Adam starts to lose his grip on what is online… and what is real. Based on the viral Twitter thread by BuzzFeed artist Adam Ellis.
Dear David is directed by Scottish filmmaker John McPhail, director of the films Where Do We Go from Here? and Anna and the Apocalypse previously, plus many other short films. The screenplay is written by Mike Van Waes; and a story by Mike Van Waes & Evan Turner. Based on the tweets by Adam Ellis.
A Lionsgate & BuzzFeed Studios co-production. Lionsgate will debut Dear David in select US theaters + on VOD starting October 13th, 2023 this horror season.