One of the many genre pics showing at the Toronto International Film Festival next month is Proxy, from Scalene director Zack Parker. Inside, you can check out the festival poster, courtesy of The Playlist.
In the film, a very pregnant Esther Woodhouse (Alexia Rasmussen) is walking home after her latest OB appointment, when she is brutally attacked and disfigured by a hooded assailant. When Esther seeks consolation in a support group, she finds friendship and empathy in Melanie (Alexa Havins), another mother scarred with tragedy. Esther soon begins to believe that the horrific event might be a bittersweet act of fate. However, friendship and empathy can be very dangerous things when accepted by the wrong people.
Kristina Klebe and Joe Swanberg round out the cast.