Bone-chilling new film 'Lavender' will make you shiver

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When you hear the word lavender, sweet floral scents and soft purples probably come to mind. In fact, the last thing you'd probably think of is a horrific car crash, gross memory loss or a tragic and mysterious past. This anomaly in and of itself stands to help define and set apart Ed Gass-Donnelly's bone-chilling thriller 'Lavender' not only from others in its genre, but also from its fellow films featured at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

Starring Abbie Cornish of 'Limitless', 'Lavender' focuses on a woman who, after surviving a nasty car crash and suffering heavy brain injury and memory loss, must come to terms with a haunting past that begins to resurface.

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: Actress Jennifer Morrison attends 'Taxi Driver' 40th Anniversary Celebration during 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at The Beacon Theatre on April 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Editor-in-chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour attends 'The First Monday In May' World Premiere during Opening Night of 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at John Zuccotti Theater at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on April 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 18: Abbie Cornish attends the LAVENDER World Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival 2016 on April 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for LAVENDER)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Actress Sienna Miller attends the premiere of 'High-Rise' at SVA Theatre during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival on April 20, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Actress Chloe Grace Moretz attends 'The First Monday In May' World Premiere during Opening Night of 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at John Zuccotti Theater at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on April 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 18: Actress Zoey Deutch, shoe detail, attends the premiere of 'Vincent 'n' Roxxy' at Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas during the 2016 TriBeCa Film Festival on April 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images,)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: Actress Jessica Biel attends the 'The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea' during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at John Zuccotti Theater at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on April 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 15: NEW YORK, NY: Actress Katie Holmes attends the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival After Party For 'All We Had' sponsored By Bai Beverages At Vandal on April 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for 2016 Tribeca Film Festival)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16: Actress/producer Nicole Kidman attends 'The Family Fang' Premiere during 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at John Zuccotti Theater at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on April 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 17: Viola Davis attends 'Custody' premiere during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at John Zuccotti Theater at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on April 17, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Actress Rose Byrne attends the premiere of 'The Meddler' at Borough of Manhattan Community College during the 2016 TriBeCa Film Festival on April 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images,)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Actress Susan Sarandon attends the premiere of 'The Meddler' at Borough of Manhattan Community College during the 2016 TriBeCa Film Festival on April 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images,)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 18: Actress Zoe Kravitz attends the premiere of 'Vincent 'n' Roxxy' at Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas during the 2016 TriBeCa Film Festival on APRIL 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images,)
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Gass-Donnelly, known for films 'This Beautiful City' and 'Small Town Murder Songs', "crafts a riveting hallucinatory tale about a woman who must relive horrors to save the ones she holds the most dear." With a cinematography and score that go hand in hand with the film's subtle but undeniably eerie structure and storyline, 'Lavender' does not fall short in its ability to make us shiver.

Cornish delivers a layered performance that "uplifts this sturdy chiller" and brings to life the lost survivor grappling for answers in her own twisted, long-forgotten past. Featuring surprisingly different performances from actors Justin Long and Dermot Mulroney, there is no shortage of talent on-screen or behind the scenes when it comes to the production of 'Lavender'.

Above, you can hear more from star Abbie Cornish and directer/co-writer Ed Gass-Donnelly about how 'Lavender' came to be, what it's like to be featured in the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival, and the what the most important qualities of a driven and successful artist are.

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