Indie Thriller "The Journeyman" Racks Up Indie Awards for Premiere
AUSTRIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WINNER
Peter Babakitis’s “The Journeyman” wins Best Feature Thriller at the Austria International Film Festival 2020. In this head-spinning cyber-thriller, a rogue corporate spy and a beautiful and mysterious activist join forces to expose massive banking fraud in the Eurozone - risking their lives in the process as they evade and battle the assassins that are on their trail. It all ends in a high-octane showdown between our protagonists and the ruthless relentlessness of the cartel that is determined to crush them.
This is the latest and most ambitious offering from indie Sumless Treasuries, whose Henry V, Kuksu, and Classic Stories have garnered international acclaim. An independent, guerilla production shot in Greece, Switzerland, The Netherlands and California, "The Journeyman" whisks us through international locations, where the action mounts to a soaring climax. Peter Babakitis, known for his off-beat performance as Shakespeare’s King Henry V in his film of the same name, returns in the lead role of Lawrence, a corporate spy, who finds himself in over his head as his shocking discoveries begin to threaten his life.
Awards were also received from IndieFest, MIFF, TMFF, Bronze Award from International Independent Film Awards. The lead actress Krystal Langevin has received a Best Actress Award from London’s Flicks Festival for her subtle and nuanced performance as the passionate activist Ariana, who becomes Lawrence’s Guide into Europe’s financial underworld. Indie favorite Brian Narelle (Dark Star, Space Ninja, 13 Reasons Why) plays the key role of Waldenstein.
Anchored in real current events in today’s Europe and using original documentary footage, “The Journeyman” is a gritty mystery that follows our protagonist as he uncovers a massive plot by corrupt bankers to loot the European economy. Similar to the espionage epics of John Le Carré and Graham Greene, the film evokes an atmosphere of paranoia and intrigue in international locations, culminating in a breathless struggle for survival. Theatrical release has been delayed due to the pandemic, but Sumless Treasuries has announced streaming options for “The Journeyman,” and it is soon to be streaming on Amazon.
What struck me about the tradition of resistance was the combination of unwavering intention combined with a deep empathy”