Vipaka 5

Still no trailer yet, but here are 8 new photos from scenes in the film, courtesy of New Orleans-based photographer Patti Perret (the film was shot in New Orleans).

Recapping... Vipaka is a southern, gothic, psychological thriller that stars Forest WhitakerAnthony MackieSanaa LathanNicole Ari Parker and Mike Epps.

It made its world premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, UT last month, and was the opening night movie for the Pan African Film Festival in LA last week.

The film's official synopsis reads:

An earnest life-coach/author, Thomas Carter, is mysteriously abducted by a deranged client, Angel Sanchez, who delves into Thomas' teachings and uses his spiritual messages of Karma - action and reaction (Vipaka), against him to terrorize him and his family for their past sins.

Mackie plays Thomas, and Whitaker plays Angel. Lathan plays Mackie's wife, who's caught in a love triangle that includes her husband (Mackie) and Mike Epps’ character, who plays his brother.

French/Lebanese director Philippe Caland (Boxing Helena) directed the film.

We saw it at the PAFF and Slamdance, but really didn't care for it. Read our review HERE if you haven't. No word on distribution prospects yet.

Photos are above and below:

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Ariana Neal As Francesca
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