Glass House Distribution Secures Global Rights for ‘INGRESS’, a Sci-Fi Film that Explores Love, Loss, and The Multiverse

INGRESS tells the story of a woman who can move between parallel realities. She loses her husband tragically and must overcome past trauma to travel the multiverse once again and find her way into a reality where he is still alive. This story was born from a desire to explore mind-bending concepts while rooting them in a deeply human and relatable experience.


February 5th, 2024. Glass House Distribution announces the acquisition of worldwide sales rights and theatrical release of INGRESS, the directorial debut of award-winning writer and filmmaker Rachel Noll James (Don’t Pass Me By, The Storyteller, Inheritance). The feature is produced by Sienna Beckman of Emergence FilmsNoll James, who also wrote the script, delivers a powerhouse performance in the lead role of Riley. 

INGRESS was released theatrically on January 23rd in ten theatres across the U.S.. The Los Angeles screening will be at the Glendale Laemmle Theatre from February 23rd through the 29th. The director, cast, and crew will be present for a Q&A.

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Tom Malloy, president of Glass House Distribution says: ”We felt Ingress is compelling and unique, which is something that’s not common in today’s indie scene. This is a movie that makes you think and question the aspect of a multiverse.”

The film that critic Chris Jones calls “expansively surreal” and that Tideland Magazine describes as “tender and poignant” has garnered numerous accolades in the festival circuit, most notably the awards for Best Feature, Best Directorial Debut, and Best Lead Actress (Rachel Noll James) at the Climax Festival International de Cinéma Indépendent.

As a filmmaker, I have found myself continually drawn to the complexities of human relationships. Ingress is a story seeded from experiences in my own life, and expanded to the farthest reaches of my imagination. What I love most about talking to people after they see this film is that no two people take away the same message. But, the message each person takes is deeply personal to them,” says director-writer Rachel Noll James.  “I like to think of this film, as Lucas says in one of the key scenes, as a doorway for people interested in exploring new ways of viewing the world and their place in it,” she adds.


INGRESS was the first narrative feature helmed byEmergence Films, the US and UK-based production company co-founded by Rachel Noll James and Sienna Beckman.

About Rachel Noll James

Rachel Noll James is an award-winning screenwriter, actor and director and co-founder of Emergence Films. Notable credits include ‘Ingress,’ ‘The Storyteller,’ ‘Malibu Road,’ and ‘Don’t Pass Me By.’ Rachel received the Silver Prize in the Page Screenwriting Awards for ‘The Storyteller’ and Best Feature Writer at LA Femme Festival for ‘Don’t Pass Me By.’ She also received 9 nominations for ‘Ingress’ in international competitions  including “Best Actress” and “Best Feature Film”

About Sienna Beckham

Sienna Beckman is co-founder and producer at Emergence Films, a development and production company committed to supporting female-identifying filmmakers and underrepresented storytellers around the world. Sienna is now based between London and the US. Her work has been screened at international festivals around the world and can be seen streaming on platforms such as HBO, YouTube Red, Paramount+, and AcornTV. She most recently produced feature films Eat Love London (Reel One Ent, Cork Films), Ingress and Inheritance (Emergence Films).

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