READ MORE: Alchemy and Arc Entertainment Pick Up Coming-Of-Age Drama ‘A Country Called Home’
Marking Anna Axster’s directorial debut, the upcoming coming-of-age drama “A Country Called Home” tackles some heavy emotions and stars a strong ensemble cast, including Imogen Poots, Mary McCormack, Mackenzie Davis, June Squibb and Ryan Bingham.
Axster’s film follows a young woman living in L.A. named Ellie, who learns that her estranged alcoholic father has died. She goes back to her small hometown in Texas for the funeral and meets the rest of her estranged family and its new members, including a distraught stepmother, her apprehensive son, a gutsy young musician and doting grandparents. Through these relationships, she learns more about the father she didn’t know, and discovers a new perspective towards friendship, loyalty and family.