Indie Thriller "The Journeyman" Wins Fests, Captivates Streaming Audiences

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This year's 2020 festivals discover an indie gem, bringing an art-house cyber-thriller to millions of online viewers.

"The Journeyman" Ariana

Krystal Langevin debuts in "The Journeyman" movie

High Finance, clandestine transactions, mysterious airport transfers and professional assassins bring us into the high-octane world of “The Journeyman.”

Now on Amazon Prime Video, Peter Babakitis’s “The Journeyman” wins Best Independent Feature Film at this year’s Five Continents International Film Festival. Also, Madeline Merritt wins Best Supporting Actress for her role as Rachel, a devoted activist, and Brian Narelle wins Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal as the secretive banker Waldenstein. Also winning is the Band Waverider ft. Sarah Rordam for their title song for “The Journeyman,” the moody hit “Grey Sky,” which takes Best Original Song this year.

High Finance, clandestine transactions, mysterious airport transfers and professional assassins bring us into the high-octane world of “The Journeyman.” A taut and fast-moving adventure through the back streets of Athens, Zurich, and other international cities, we follow a rogue corporate spy and an underground activist in their race to expose massive financial crimes, while being pursued by ruthless assassins.

“The Journeyman’s” moody and gritty cinematic ride and Chinese-puzzle mystery plot, seldom seen in indie movies, have won this movie numerous other international awards, including the prestigious Best Feature Thriller Award from the Austria International Film Festival, and awards from numerous other festivals.

The Screen Debut of popular San Francisco model/writer Krystal Langevin is a thrilling feature of this indie hit, which has deservedly landed her two Best Actress Awards, and international praise for a tough, soulful performance as the journalist Ariana.

Also featured is one of the off-beat stars of indie film, Brian Narelle, star of John Carpenter’s cult classic “Dark Star,” and other intriguing indie and art-house favorites, like “Kuksu” and “Space Ninja”, and recently the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why.” Brian Narelle portrays the mysterious and secretive client Waldenstein.

Madeline Merritt appears as Rachel, the California activist who fights to expose the secret dealings of corrupt bankers that influence elections. The star of numerous movies on Netflix like The Guest House and American Idiots, she delivers an award-winning performance in The Journeyman.

The lead role of Lawrence, a beleaguered corporate spy turned rogue, is portrayed by the director himself, Peter Babakitis, known for his off-beat performance as Shakespeare’s Henry V. Lawrence is a classic introvert detective/witness torn from his comfort zone into a foreign world of deadly intrigue, where the journalist Ariana becomes his guide and partner as they race to expose the criminal dealings of an international gang.

“The Journeyman” debuts this fall on Prime Video, as well as other premium streaming services internationally.

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