Directed by Mitchell Altieri, the psychological thriller follows nineteen-year old Charlotte (Emma Greenwell) who enlists the help of alcoholic ex-Marine Wayne (Brendan McCarthy) to find her estranged sister who has gone missing deep in the Appalachian Mountains. Their search leads them to the Church of One Accord and the enigmatic snake-handling preacher Brother Billy (Joe Egender -- who also wrote the movie), and of course, things don't go as planned. As you'll see below in our exclusive premiere, the film has a pretty nifty graphic poster which nicely transmits the tone of the movie, and the trailer suggests a grimier riff on "Martha Marcy Mary Marlene" with a distinct Southern flavor.
"Holy Ghost People" will have its first screening at SXSW on Sunday, March 10th at 6:30 PM at Topfer Theater. Check it all out below.