ABOUT THE FILM
The Host explores the dark corners of the human psyche through the eyes of Robert and Vera, both of them have secrets that lead to their demise.
Maryam Hassouni, Mike Beckingham, Dougie Poynter, Nigel Barber,
Suan-Li Ong, Togo Igawa, Daniël Boissevain, Tom Wu, Derek Jacobi, Jeroen Krabbé, Fabian Jansen, Reinout Bussemaker, Dominic Keating, Margo Stilley and Ruby Turner headline the cast of The Host - the debut crime thriller from Producer Zachary Weckstein.
Robert (Mike Beckingham) and Vera (Maryam Hassouni) try to do what's best for the people they love and those they protect. But as the characters struggle to suppress their inner demons, a course of destruction emanates from hidden secrets that can never be escaped.
THE HOST will be released internationally in early 2020. Produced by Zachary Weckstein and Directed by Andrew Newbery, with Cinematography by Oona Menges, the film will be premiered in Amsterdam and London.
The Host was filmed in the heart of Amsterdam and London, with an international crew bringing their unique expertise from all over the world. The film stars an international cast including Maryam Hassouni, Mike Beckingham, Dougie Poynter, Nigel Barber, Suan-Li Ong, Togo Igawa, Daniël Boissevain, Tom Wu, Derek Jacobi, Jeroen Krabbé, Fabian Jansen, Reinout Bussemaker, Dominic Keating, Margo Stilley and Ruby Turner.
With many thanks to our supporters: LXRY, Schiphol Airport, Hotel 27, Park Chinois, Gertrud Derksen, Gassan, William Hunt Savile Row, Susudio Amsterdam, Addy van den Krommenacker, The English Hatter, Nino’s London, Pleasurements, Dutch Tulip Vodka, The Entourage Group, VIP CARS, Burger's n’ Shake Amsterdam, Riwal, Grip Enterprises, Camera Cars Holland, Betjeman and Barton Den Haag, Bastion Hotel and more.
PEARL PICTURES PRODUCTIONS
A rising personality in cinema, Zachary Weckstein is an internationally recognised producer since launching The Host (2020), and he continues to redefine popular
Zachary Victor Weckstein was born in 1989 in San Diego, California, and both his parents were from Jewish immigrant families. Zachary spent his younger years in San Diego, California, and later London, England.
He went to The Netherlands at age 16, and graduated from Undergraduate University in Rotterdam in International Business. He gained acknowledgement after completing his Masters at London Film School. Among his early directing and production efforts were several short films.
Over the next couple of years, Weckstein undertook a unique and classic production project, The Host (2020), the first English spoken, Dutch produced film to be distributed globally. His production work provides just a hint of the wellspring of talent that will dazzle audiences all over the world.
As a producer, Weckstein has an affinity for international box office successes, and with his motto ’nothing is impossible’, it is Weckstein’s nature to make it happen. His distinctive style and expertise looks to challenge expectations, and forces the audience to re-examine their way of perceiving imagery,
sound and time.