Haunting horror drama The People Garden opens on September 13th
Explored recently in the middling Natalie Dormer thriller The Forest, Canadian writer/director Nadia (Big Muddy) Litz’s The People Garden ventures back into Japan’s notorious “suicide forest” to tell its own harrowing tale of enigmatic, subtle horror and character-based drama.
The film stars Dree Hemingway as Sweetpea, a girl who flies to Japan to break up with her rock star boyfriend. When she arrives, her boyfriend has disappeared, last seen shooting a music video with a 90’s sex symbol (real-life Baywatch and cult movie sex symbol Pamela Anderson) in a Japanese forest that harbors a dark secret. Sweetpea sets out to solve the mystery of Jamie’s disappearance, not knowing that the forest is most famous as a destination for suicide…
Transporting its audience to a place full of mystery, The People Garden is an eerie and sorrowful exploration of Sweetpea’s hopeless quest to find answers. The film will be released on Tuesday, September 13 on ten screens across the US for a week-long theatrical run. Nationwide VOD release will also be on Tuesday, September 13 (iTunes, Amazon, etc.).
The People Garden is written and directed by Litz. The producers are Daniel Bekerman, Coral Aiken, Jonathan Bronfman. Director of Photography is Catherine Lutes. Music is by Dirty Beaches and the editor is Simon Ennis.
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