Mitchell Altieri (one half of The Butcher Brothers, The Hamiltons) sits solo in the director’s chair for Holy Ghost People, a new thriller “wild world of Appalachian snake handling churches.” The film is debuting at SXSW next month and Deadline landed the trailer which you’ll find after the jump.
In this psychological thriller, nineteen-year old Charlotte enlists the help of alcoholic ex-Marine Wayne 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 an enigmatic snake-handling preacher named Brother Billy, who’s devoted congregation of outcasts knowingly risk injury or death seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost. What Wayne and Charlotte uncover during their time on the mountain – about themselves and the nature of faith – will shake them to their core, as the mystery of Charlotte’s sister and her fate unravels…
Joe Egender writes and stars in the film.