A Savage Nature

On the evening of their wedding anniversary, a troubled couple attempts to make a fresh start, but things take an unexpected turn when sinister strangers invade their home. As the night unfolds, loyalties shift, secrets spill, and lives shatter.

  • Paul Awad
    Director
    Thurston (web series), The Fugue, Dracula's Mother
  • Paul Awad
    Writer
    Thurston (web series), Sweet Dreams
  • Kathryn O'Sullivan
    Writer
    award-winning mystery writer, Thurston (web series), Lot Lizards, Dracula's Mother
  • Kathryn O'Sullivan
    Producer
    Thurston (web series), The Fugue
  • Paul Awad
    Producer
    Thurston (web series)
  • Joanna Whicker
    Key Cast
    "Beth Walker"
    Chicago P.D., Gotham, Knock, She Survivor
  • Steve Polites
    Key Cast
    "Pete Walker"
    Dementia 13, Empires of the Deep, The Gunslinger Grifter Logan
  • Jon Hudson Odom
    Key Cast
    "Doug Valentine"
    Lovecraft Country, Chicago P.D, Helen Hayes Award winner
  • Joseph Carlson
    Key Cast
    "J.B. Perkins"
    Robert Prosky Award nominee, Lincoln, The American West, Deadly Shootouts
  • Frank Riley III
    Key Cast
    "Walt Armentrout"
  • Rayanne Gonzales
    Key Cast
    "Ally"
    Helen Hayes Award winner, The Sound of Music Live!
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Genres:
    Neo-Noir, Thriller, Drama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 22 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    17,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Black Magic 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Maryland International Film Festival

    United States
    August 28, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival
    Pittsburgh
    United States
    June 21, 2020
    Official Selections
  • Loudoun Art Film Festival
    Middleburg
    United States
    North American Premiere
  • Spirit of Independence Micro-Budget Film Festival
    Sheffield
    United Kingdom
    United Kingdom Premiere
  • FILM-COM Packaging, Financing & Distribution Market
    Nashville
    United States
    October 13, 2020
  • French Independent Film Festival
    Cannes
    France
    November 27, 2020
    Best Drama Feature
Director Biography - Paul Awad

Paul is a director/cinematographer who grew up in Richmond, Virginia and earned a Bachelor’s in Theatre Arts and a Master’s in Film. He has worked on short and feature narrative films, documentaries, web series, and commercials. His screenplay for “A Savage Nature” won the Hollywood Screenplay Grand Prize Thriller Award. His directing and cinematography for the internationally viewed Western web series “Thurston” has won awards from the Telly Awards, Indie Series Awards, France’s Web Series Mag, and was nominated by the International Academy of Web Television. His work has also received recognition from the ADDY Awards, The Kodak Company, and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He is currently in post-production on the documentary “Bicentennial Bonsai.” Paul is also a film professor and licensed private investigator. You can view Paul's work at paul-awad.com.

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