Transit 17 (2019) is a sci-fi, action, horror, thriller film from Macromovie Film Studio. It is written, directed and stars Guy Bleyaert (The Last Inquisitors 2013, and Follow: Tall Tales from a Small City (2014) (2014).
The film stars martial arts superstar and World Champion UK action queen Zara Phythian (Doctor Strange 2016) and Silvio Simac (John Wick: Chapter 3- Parabellum 2019) along with Lee Charles (Dragon Kingdom 2018) Kimberly Stahl (Lost 2004), Stefanie Joosten (voice of Quiet in the Game, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain), John Flanders (Moonwalkers 2015) and Lucas Tavernier (The Monuments Men).
In Transit 17 (2019), a virus has infected France, Belgium and the Netherlands and an elite team of resistance soldiers must take on a suicide mission to save a young girl who seems to be humanities last hope for a cure.
After Europe is hit with a virus which infected 60 million people, General Ratzinger (Jean-Paul Van der Velde) and his military aim to control the survivors hidden in secret outputs known as “transits.”Lead by the Commander (Silvio Simac), his “sniffers” continue to look for those who refuse to be confined while insurgents known as the Free Fighters, lead by Vanguard (Christophe VanZandycke), aim to evade and destroy this oppressive military which instead of looking for a cure, continues to kill the infected as they grow in numbers.
Meanwhile, a separate Resistance team composed of Tex (Guy Bleyaert), Eve (Zara Phythian), Brad (Lee Charles), Deena (Kimberly Stahl) and Daniel (Daniel Pala) sets out on a secret operation to find Jen (Maria Melikidze), a 15-year old girl who was infected with the virus but survived. She may be the only hope for a cure which causes The Free Fighters and the Resistance to join together. They will stop at nothing until she is safe and the cure to save mankind is discovered.
“It is not easy these days to come up with a refreshing story and a twist”, Bleyaert continues. “The biggest challenge was to get it done with the budget at hand. The cast and crew were as excited as I was and that helped a lot, as teamwork is very important in a production like this”. “Vision is very proud to be presenting Transit 17”, says Vision Films Managing Director/ CEO, Lise Romanoff. “ This intriguing film, which contains a huge amount of special effects and action, is an absolute achievement for the filmmaker who wears many hats, Guy Bleyaert. We are excited to be bringing it to the world.”
This instant new favorite for action, sci-fi and horror aficionados is being distributed by Vision Films Inc., and the action thriller is coming to VOD and DVD soon. Transit 17 (2019) will be released in the United States and Canada across all major streaming platforms and on October 22, 2019 and on DVD online and in Walmart stores December 17, 2019.
The film will be available on digital for an SRP of $4.99 – $9.99 from platforms including iTunes, Vudu, Playstation, Xbox, Amazon Instant, Google Play, FandangoNow, Hoopla and Overdrive as well as 200+ cable affiliates including Comcast, Spectrum, Charter, Cox, Verizon, Frontier, Suddenlink, Mediacom, Google Fiber, and Dish.
ABOUT VISION FILMS: Vision Films is an Independent Worldwide Distributor and VOD Aggregator of over 800 Feature Films, Documentaries and Music Programs from some of the most prolific independent film producers in the world. Led by Lise Romanoff, Managing Director/CEO Worldwide Distribution, Vision Films releases 2-4 films a month, across Theatrical, VOD, DVD, and television. www.visionfilms.net
“This production was really something special for me, I wanted to give it a certain style with a mixture of sci-fi, action and creatures in the story’, says Guy Bleyaert. “I loved having full control over the script and production design, and I really wanted to give it my own touch.That said, I must admit it came with a lot more effort and work for me then expected”.