As we’ve said before, one of the real pleasures of attending film festivals doesn’t have to do with seeing the starry, main attractions (that usually will end up at a multiplex near you anyway). Instead, it’s uncovering hidden gems, and for those that made time at this year’s SXSW for “Two Step,” they certainly came away having experienced something special when the lights came up. Today, we have the exclusive first trailer to give you a sense of carefully calibrated Texas noir to keep on your radar.
Directed by Alex R. Johnson and starring Beth Broderick, James Landry Hébert, Skyy Moore, Jason Douglas, Ashley Rae Spillers and more, the thriller follows James, a directionless college dropout, and Webb, a career criminal with his back against the wall, who cross paths with deadly consequences. And the results are impressive, with our own Drew Taylor praising the film in his review saying it’s “deeply human, full of dread simmering just beneath the surface and quietly unsettling.”
“Two Step” will next head to the Cannes Film Festival marketplace where Films Boutique will handle international sales. So, hopefully soon, we’ll have more details on a U.S. release. Until then, watch below.