By Cristina A. Gonzalez | Indiewire April 4, 2013 at 4:04PM
"Holy Ghost People," the latest thriller from director Mitchell Altieri of the Butcher Brothers ("The Violent Kind"), has been picked up by XLrator Media. The company, who also distributed Altieri and Phil Flores' 2012 vampire film "The Thompsons," has secured all North American right to "Holy Ghost People."
Emma Greenwell of "Shameless" stars in the film as Charlotte, who goes on a search for her missing sister with the help of unstable ex-Marine Wayne (Brendan McCarthy). Her sister disappeared in the Appalachian Mountains where the Church of One Accord and its fiercly devout members are found. The church is led by a snake-handling preacher named Brother Billy (Joe Egender) who leads his congregation into harmful and even deadly pursuits of salvation. Wayne and Charlotte's journey on the mountain leads them to discover the truth about her sister's plight, faith and themselves.
XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon said, “Following our great experience working with the Butcher Brothers on the vampire epic "The Thompsons", we’re thrilled to be releasing Mitchell’s extraordinary new film which created such a sensation at SXSW."