A scene from writer -director-producer Paul Kowalski’s thriller, ‘Paper Tiger.’

In a time of growing isolation, polarization and mental health concerns around the world, audiences need films that they can connect with, and that allow them to explore the type of tragedy that can result when communication shuts down. The upcoming thriller, ‘Paper Tiger,’ is one such feature that’s doing just that, as it follows an immigrant mother who fears her mentally-ill teenage son is turning into a school shooter.

Gravitas Ventures will release the movie on VOD and digital on Tuesday, August 24. In honor of ‘Paper Tiger’s distribution, ShockYa is exclusively premiering the trailer for the feature. The drama’s official release comes after it debuted at the Austin Film Festival last year, where it won the audience award and a jury mention.

Paul Kowalski made his feature film writing, directorial and producing debuts on ‘Paper Tiger,’ which is a unique commentary on mental health across all cultures. The thriller stars Alan Trong (‘The Tomorrow War,’ ‘Alita: Battle Angel’), Lydia Look (‘7 Letters’), Elaine Kao (‘Snowpiercer’), Seth Numrich (‘Homeland,’ ‘Imperium’), John Harlan Kim (‘The Little Things,’ ‘The Librarians’), Carrie Wampler (‘Big Little Lies,’ ‘The Goldbergs’) and Lynn Chen (‘Shameless,’ ‘Saving Face’).

ShockYa's Exclusive Paper Tiger Trailer Premiere
ShockYa's Exclusive Paper Tiger Trailer Premiere

ShockYa is exclusively premiering the trailer for writer -director-producer Paul Kowalski's thriller, 'Paper Tiger.'

By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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