XLrator Media acquired North American rights to the Southern Gothic thriller Holy Ghost People which premiered last month at SXSW. The film centers on 19-year-old Charlotte (Emma Greenwell), who enlists ex-Marine Wayne, (Brendan McCarthy) to infiltrate a snake-handling church deep in the Appalachian Mountains in search of her sister. What Wayne and Charlotte uncover during their time on the mountain – about themselves and the nature of faith – will shake them to their core. Holy Ghost People was directed by Mitchell Altieri and written by Kevin Artigue and Joe Egender, Altieri and Phil Flores. The pic was produced by Jeffrey Allard, Phil Flores, Mitchell Altieri, Joe Egender, and Kevin Artigue and executive produced by L.C. Nussbeck. The deal was negotiated by Gordon and the Paradigm Finance Group on behalf of the filmmakers.
EXCLUSIVE: A young woman (Shameless and True Blood‘s Emma Greenwell) enlists an ex-Marine (True Blood and Justified‘s Brendan McCarthy) to infiltrate an Appalachian snake-handling church in search of her sister in Holy Ghost People, premiering at SXSW. Director Mitchell Altieri branches out on his own after co-directing several horror features with Phil Flores under the moniker The Butcher Brothers (The Hamiltons, April Fool’s Day, The Violent Kind). Cameron Richardson (Harper’s Island, Shameless) and Butcher Brothers regular Joe Egender co-star. Altieri, Kevin Artigue, Egender, and Flores wrote the script and produced with Jeffrey Allard. Holy Ghost People debuts March 10 in the Narrative Spotlight section with Paradigm repping sales. Watch the trailer premiere: