May 20, 2023
‘Please Don’t Feed The Children’: Zoe Colletti, Regan Aliyah & Andrew Liner Join Destry Allyn Spielberg’s Debut Feature – Cannes Market
Zoe Colletti (Only Murders in the Building, Boo), Regan Aliyah (Marvel’s Ironheart, XO Kitty) and Andrew Liner (Vampire Academy, Bang Bang) have joined Michelle Dockery in Destry Allyn Spielberg’s feature directorial debut Please Don’t Feed the Children, as Altitude launches the genre film at the Cannes Market.
In Please Don’t Feed the Children, after a viral outbreak ravages the country’s adult population, a group of orphans heads south in search of a new life, only to find themselves at the mercy of a deranged woman harboring a dangerous secret.
Jason Dubin (Who Invited Charlie?, Babysitters) is producing through his Perry Street Films imprint, along with Josh Kesselman (The Great, Devil’s Peak) and Michael Hagerty (Old Henry). Principal photography begins in Santa Fe, NM, next month on a script from Paul Bertino.
In March, we brought you news of Dockery’s casting as the lead, and then told you Altitude was launching worldwide sales in Cannes, with WME International taking North America.
“I am over the moon about this cast,” said Spielberg. “Each of them shines in their own special way. They are all beyond devoted to their craft and their hard work shows.”
“We’re thrilled Zoe, Reagan and Andrew have joined Michelle and the talented team of Please Don’t Feed the Children, a uniquely fresh take on a trusted genre that is both commercially viable while staying true to its artistic integrity,” said Dubin. “With Destry at the helm, an amazing team in front of and behind the camera, and an incredible script, Please Don’t Feed the Children will keep moviegoers on the edge of their seats throughout the film and conversation going well after the movie has ended.”
Last year, Spielberg picked up the Best Thriller Award at the City of Angels Women’s Film Festival for her short film, Let Me Go The Right Way. She co-wrote the screenplay with Owen King (Sleeping Beauties) and it premiered at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival. Spielberg is currently developing the feature Four Assassins (And a Funeral) with Thunder Road Pictures. She also has on-screen credits in pics like Paul Thomas Anderson’s Licorice Pizza. She is repped by WME, Sugar23, and Gang Tyre.