Gerard Johnstone’s directorial debut “Housebound” has its world premiere at SXSW tonight in the “Visions” section, a New Zealand comedy thriller starring Morgana O’Reilly, Rima Te Wiata, Glen-Paul Waru, Cameron Rhodes, Millen Baird, Ross Harper, Bruce Hopkins, Ryan Lampp, Ian Mune and Wallace Chapman. Indiewire’s pleased to premiere an exclusive clip and stills from the film, below. Here’s the SXSW description:
Kylie Bucknell is forced to return to the house she grew up in when the court places her on home detention. Her punishment is made all the more unbearable by the fact she has to live there with her mother Miriam — a well-intentioned blabbermouth who’s convinced that the house is haunted. Kylie dismisses Miriam’s superstitions as nothing more than a distraction from a life occupied by boiled vegetables & small town gossip. However, when she too becomes privy to unsettling whispers & strange bumps in the night, she begins to wonder whether she’s inherited her overactive imagination, or if the house is in fact possessed by a hostile spirit who’s not particularly thrilled about her return.
“Housebound” premieres today, Monday, March 10th at 9:30pm at the Violet Crown Cinema, and will also screen on the 11th and 13th.