What if you suddenly decided to disappear without a trace? What would you leave behind to explain your actions? In 1992, a real estate developer did indeed vanish into thin air, with only VHS tapes left to detail to his loved ones the reasons as such. Writer/director Travis Gutiérrez Senger has used this story as inspiration for his debut feature “Desert Cathedral.”
Starring Lee Tergesen, Chaske Spencer, and Petra Wright, this moody picture blends found footage elements, archival video, and more to create a unique setting for this based on a true story tale, in which a wife hires a private investigator to track down her missing husband. Aside from the intriguing teaser trailer which you can see below, the talent assembled for the film is strong, with Lincoln Leopard Films and Chip Hourihan (“Frozen River“) producing, a score from excellent, on the rise composers Saunder Jurriaans and Danny Bensi (“Enemy,” “Simon Killer“), with editing by Marc Vives (“Museum Hours,” “I Used To Be Darker“).
“Desert Cathedral” makes its International Premiere at the American Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland later this week. Watch below.