It’s hard to believe that filmmaker Carter Smith is only three feature films into his filmography and hasn’t made a feature film in almost a decade. That all changed this summer. After delivering one of Sundance’s best short films in its forty year history in 2006’s Bugcrush (he followed that with the simmering Yearbook), Smith moved onto a studio horror film item in The Ruins in 2008 and Jamie Marks Is Dead in 2014. Using a backdrop he knows all so well in Maine, this past summer he reteamed with Jena Malone for the micro indie Swallowed – which was recently invited to the US in Progress in Wroclaw.
Gist: This is a story of friendship and small-town alienation that follows two best friends on their final night together, as it spirals into a backwoods nightmare of drugs, bugs and horrific intimacy.
Production Co./Producers: Helio Campos, Noah Lang, Ross O’Connor, Carter Smith.
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. ICM (domestic, international).