Film - International Independents Filmfest 2019


Directed by Keola Racela


Director: Keola Racela
Section: International Independents
Country: USA
Year: 2019
Language: English
Version: Original version
Cast: Evan Daves, Larry Sapperstein, Jillian Mueller, Glenn Stott, Robbie Tann



It's 1992. Teenagers Abe, Todd, Chastity, Ricky, and Jeff work at a movie theater in a small Christian town. By chance, they discover an old film that reveals the cinema's prior use as an adult movie theater. Screening the film after hours unleashes a demon that gives them a lesson in sex education — written in blood.

Meet the director


Keola Racela

Keola Racela was born in southern California and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. He studied filmmaking at the University of Santa Cruz in California and Columbia University in New York. His first films include ABOVE THE SEA (2013) and TWO SISTERS (2015). In 2014, he received a student Oscar. Racela was also selected from among more than 1,000 applicants to participate in the HBO Access directing program.


Screenplay: Matt Black, Laurence Vannicelli
Director of Photography: John Wakayama Carey
Film Editor: Keola Racela
Composer: Carla Patullo
Production Designer: Heather Yancey
Costume Design: Kima Baffour
Sound: Larry Zipf
Producer: Chris Cole, Sarah Oh
Production Company: Evoke