Acclaimed filmmaker Karen Skloss (SXSW premiere SUNSHINE) world premieres her new psychedelic teen horror film THE HONOR FARM at this year's SXSW.
When Lucy's prom night falls apart, she finds herself jumping into a hearse headed for a psychedelic party in the woods. Looking for a thrill, the party wanders deeper into the forest, to a haunted and abandoned prison work farm. A secret wish and a summoning of the dead sends the group on a mind-bending trip into a dangerous trap.
THE HONOR FARM takes the most beloved youth genres - rebellious coming of age, 80's teen comedies, horror - and blends them all together in surreal and entertaining ways to tell a story of one young woman's passage to adulthood. Picking up where PRETTY IN PINK left off, while taking notes from HEATHERS and RIVER'S EDGE, THE HONOR FARM is a movie about taking the familiar from a canted angle and making it new and fresh to behold.
Featuring a standout central performance from Olivia Applegate (NBC's "Revolution", upcoming in Terrence Malick's WEIGHTLESS), and made by a shining Austin-based filmmaking team - including director Skloss, producer David Hartstein, co-producer Jason Wehling, and executive producer Louis Black.
For those attending SXSW make sure to check out THE HONOR FARM when it has it's World Premiere March 11 at 11:55pm at the Stateside Theatre with encore performances on March 13 at 11:45pm at Alamo Lamar D, March 14 at 9:45pm at Alamo Lamar B, and March 16 at Alamo Lamar B.
Skloss is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has been shown on HBO, at NYC's MOMA, in wide theatrical release, and in film festivals internationally. "Sunshine," her first documentary feature as director, premiered at the SXSW film festival and was nationally broadcast on PBS's Emmy Award winning series, Independent Lens. Skloss' work as an editor includes the celebrated documentary, "Be Here to Love Me: The Story of Townes Van Zandt" (dir. Margaret Brown) as well as, "Taken by Storm" (dir. Roddy Bogawa), which outlines the storied career of Hipgnosis album artist Storm Thorgerson. She has edited several other documentary features as well as shows for Jerry Bruckheimer Television, A&E, Discovery, TLC and TNT. She is also the drummer for the band, Moving Panoramas.