MSPIFF 2014 Official Selection
Friday, May 16 thru Thursday, May 22
A beach bum finds his quiet life of collecting plastic bottles upended by some dreadful news that compels him to return home and carry out an act of revenge. Proving to be an inept assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family. Director Jeremy Saulnier’s sophomore feature is a darkly comic downward spiral, underscoring the wicked absurdity of vengeance.
Director’s Fortnight FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes Film Festival, Best Director at Gijón International Film Festival.
Born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia, Jeremy now works as a director and cinematographer in Brooklyn, NY. He studied at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and braves the corporate video world to finance his independent film habit. He directed and photographed the award-winning short Crabwalk (Clermont-Ferrand 2005), and the cult horror-comedy Murder Party, which was released in 2007 by Magnolia Pictures. His notable cinematography credits include Michael Tully's Septien (Sundance, Rotterdam 2010), and his collaborations with director Matthew Porterfield: Hamilton (Viennale, 2007), Putty Hill (Berlin, SXSW, 2010) and I Used to be Darker (Sundance, Berlin, 2013).