“Americana” follows Avery Wells (David Call), a once prominent film editor who has spent years destroying his life and career with rampant alcohol abuse. He wakes up from a forced detox session in an uncertain location to see film producer Caleb (Jack Davenport) who has brought Avery to San Francisco to complete the edit on a film stuck in post-production starring Avery’s sister Kate (Kelli Garner). Though Avery tries to stay clean and reconnect with his family, he starts to receive phone calls from a mysterious stranger threatening to reveal Avery’s secrets. When Kate ends up murdered, Avery has to put together the pieces of her killing all the while struggling to keep his judgment clear and addiction at bay. Take a look at the exclusive poster above.
Zachary Shedd is the co-founding filmmaker behind Flies Collective, which produced such films like Matthew Petock’s “A Little Closer” and Daniel Patrick Carbone’s “Hide Your Smiling Faces.” “Americana” is his feature-length debut. David Call has appeared in Josh Mond’s “James White” and Lena Dunham’s “Tiny Furniture”; he also had recurring roles on “Gossip Girl,” “Rescue Me,” “Mercy,” “Fringe,” “Smash,” and most recently “The Magicians.” Jack Davenport is best known for his role as James Norrington in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series, Peter Smith-Kingsley in “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” and as Steve Taylor on Steven Moffat BBC2 series “Coupling.” Kelli Garner made her debut in Larry Clark’s “Bully,” and went on to appear in Martin Scorsese’s “The Aviator,” Mike Mills’ “Thumbsucker,” and a main role on ABC’s period drama “Pan Am.”
“Americana” will premiere on June 9th at the Seattle International Film Festival. Watch a trailer for the film below.