The film, which is directed by A.T. White, follows Gardner as a young woman who struggles with the death of her best friend, while trying to assemble a series of clues left on mixtapes in order to stop a monstrous end to the world as we know it.
Blending drama, high-concept sci-fi and horror with an upbeat indie music score, The Orchard has picked by White’s debut feature for the U.S., Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand. It is planning a theatrical release in the spring ahead of a digital release.
“I’m deeply humbled to be launching my first feature film with The Orchard; a company that are so passionate and supportive to bold filmmakers. ‘Starfish’ is deeply personal to me and I’m honoured it has found a home amongst their catalogue,” said White.