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Tampa Bay director’s new film starring Anthony Mackie made No. 1 on Netflix

TARPON SPRINGS — The weekend’s most-watched Netflix choice was directed by Tarpon Springs native Aaron Moorhead and, as of Monday morning, maintained its No. 1 spot on the streaming platform.

Titled Synchronic and starring Anthony Mackie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier sequence, the film follows a New Orleans paramedic searching for to find the secrets and techniques of a lethal artificial drug so he can discover his associate’s lacking daughter.

“Thanks & I like you to everybody who ever believed on this indie movie,” Moorhead, 33, tweeted Sunday morning.

Moorhead was additionally cinematographer for the film, which he made with directing associate and screenwriter Justin Benson of San Diego.

Moorhead and Benson met whereas interning for the Los Angeles-based manufacturing firm run by Ridley Scott, the person behind such movies as Alien, Bladerunner and Blackhawk Down.

Moorhead and Benson — each now reside in Los Angeles — launched their first of 4 impartial function movies as co-directors in 2012.

Subsequent up for the duo is directing a number of episodes of Moon Knight to stream on Disney+ as a part of the continued Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Moon Knight, starring Oscar Isaac, greatest generally known as Poe Dameron in the latest Star Wars trilogy, relies on the comedian ebook sequence of the identical title. An ex-Marine and CIA operative turns into a costumed, crime-fighting Earth avatar of the Egyptian god of vengeance.

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