A YOUNG MAN AT AN EMOTIONAL TIPPING POINT TURNS TO AN INSULAR COMMUNE FOR SUPPORT, BUT IS HE RISKING HIS LIFE TO SAVE HIS SOUL?
ONE EYED GIRL
The Haunting and Acclaimed Thriller Comes to Digital Download and Dark Sky Films Blu-ray and DVD on December 8, 2015
"A riveting psychological thriller." - Debbie Cerda, Slackerwood
In the unsettling vein of such eerie modern classics as Martha Marcy May Marlene and We Need to Talk About Kevin comes ONE EYED GIRL, a gripping and award-winning debut film about a young man drawn to a cult-like sect. The thriller comes to digital download and Dark Sky Films Blu-ray and DVD on December 8, 2015.
Travis is a young psychiatrist on the brink of a nervous breakdown after the death of a patient to whom he was inappropriately close. But his life appears to take a change for the better when he meets Grace, a mysterious teenager and the representative of a secret church that promises salvation to even the most troubled of its members.
Intrigued, Travis joins the group and meets its leader, the charismatic Father Jay, who indoctrinates him into the sect's sometimes radical practices. But when a series of tragedies befalls Father Jay and his flock, Travis must decide if his loyalty truly lies with Father Jay, the ever-elusive Grace, or himself.
Featuring standout performances from each member of its talented cast, ONE EYED GIRL is a dark drama filled with tension and dread that will haunt viewers long after the final frame.
ONE EYED GIRL, the debut feature of director Nick Matthews, won the Austin Film Festival's Dark Matters Best Film Award. Its sterling cast includes Mark Leonard Winter (The Fear of Darkness), Tilda Cobham-Hervey (Girl Asleep), Steve Le Marquand (Vertical Limit, Kill Me Three Times), Craig Behenna (The Babadook) and Sara West (Mamma Mia!, The Daughter). Erin Free of FilmInk said ONE EYED GIRL "is that enjoyable rarity: a film of big ideas and rich themes that nevertheless grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go until the credits have rolled" and also called it "an ominous meld of Michael Mann and David Fincher." The film "explores the dark matters of the soul with an engrossing intensity. The performances are first rate," said Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter. "An aesthetically confident, gripping debut," wrote Greg Cwik of Indiewire. The Austin Chronicle's Marc Savlov called it "a queasy little head trip of the best kind. ... The suspense is stomach-knotting throughout."
About Dark Sky Films
Dark Sky Films is an independent film production and distribution label founded in 2008, working with emerging talent as well as established veterans to develop, package, produce and finance feature film and episodic television projects. Representing films from some of the most talented directors working today, such as Ti West's The House of the Devil and The Innkeepers, and Jim Mickle's Stake Land, Dark Sky continues to identify original talent and projects to bring a vibrant slate of films to the world market, with such recent productions as We Are Still Here, Deathgasm, Applesauce and Cherry Tree.
ONE EYED GIRL
Street date: December 8, 2015
Running time: 103 minutes