The Host

The HostPearl Pictures Productions presents a Zachary Weckstein Production

THE HOST explores the dark corners of the human psyche through the eyes of Robert and Vera, both have secrets that lead to their demise. A chance opportunity arises for Robert Atkinson, a London banker who risks his banks money to leave the mundane behind and start a new life. To take advantage, he unwittingly signs up with the Chinese cartel to transport a briefcase to Amsterdam. But all is not as it seems in a city veiled by dark secrets. Fueled by power players, drugs, seduction and violence Robert awaits his turn in a deadly game of choice and consequence.

The Host

Directed by Andy Newbery

Produced by Zachary Weckstein

Cinematography by Oona Menges

Genre: Thriller, Crime, Mystery – a kind of modern-day Hitchcock.

Starring: Maryam Hassouni, Mike Beckingham, Dougie Poynter, Nigel BarberSuan-Li Ong, Togo Igawa, Daniël Boissevain, Tom Wu, Derek Jacobi, Jeroen Krabbé, Fabian Jansen, Reinout Bussemaker, Dominic Keating, Margo Stilley and Ruby Turner

THE HOST is filmed in London and Amsterdam and is a suspense-driven feature film, with a core element based on when we come to crossroads in life. The film presents the consequences should we choose the wrong road, sacrifices which must be made, justifications made, but it remains the wrong path. You will feel the intensity of the spiral effect after a wrong choice, leading to a road one can no longer turn back. This film is entertaining and will certainly keep you on the edge of your seat.

​A rising personality in cinema, Zachary Weckstein is an internationally recognised producer since launching The Host (2020), and he continues to redefine popular film-making.

Weckstein was born in 1989 in San Diego, California, and both his parents were from Jewish immigrant families, he 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.

The Host is now available through all on-demand platforms ( iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Apple TV, Microsoft Movies and TV and Fandango)

Poppy Watt

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