Austinite Michael Tully packed his bags this past spring, moving from the lobster rouge backdrop of Ocean City, Maryland to the Celtic green meadows of Ireland to direct his latest serving of subversive cinema. A Sundance Film Fest two-timer for Southern screamer Septien (2011) and the vintage sunburn summer vaca comedy Ping Pong Summer (2014), his fifth feature entitled Don’t Leave Home stars Anna Margaret Hollyman (who made her true splash in Zach Clark’s White Reindeer) and sees the filmmaker re-team with cinematographer Wyatt Garfield (his three film format work in Porto can be witnessed theatrically this week).
Gist: An American artist’s obsession with a disturbing urban legend leads her to an investigation of the story’s origins at the crumbling estate of a reclusive painter in Ireland.
Production Co./Producers: Jeffrey Allard (Ping Pong Summer), Walter S. Hall, George M. Rush, Ryan Zacarias (A Ciambra).
Prediction: Park City at Midnight seems fitting.
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. TBD (domestic). TBD (international)