The Grief Tourist
Filmfest 2012

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A haunting psychological-thriller that takes us into the chilling labyrinth of a man’s dark mind. Jim Tahana doesn’t leave much of an impression when he passes you by. But look closer and you’ll sense his hunger – the hunger of an insatiable soul – always scanning to devour something – anything that might fill the searing void within him. Jim obsesses over the hobby that has been part of his DNA since he was a young boy: grief tourism – traveling to places of tragedy or disaster. Every year his week-long vacations are spent going to locations in the lives of different serial killers he is fascinated by. This year's obsession is Carl Marznap, a mass murderer from New Orleans. But this trip is no ordinary vacation as Jim’s rancid sexual impulses and weakening grip on reality deteriorate into a violent despair that will ultimately unlock an unspeakable secret festering within him, leading to a brutal and shocking finale . . .

tags: Feature film

Cast: Michael Cudlitz, Melanie Griffith, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Suzanne Quast


Screenplay: Frank John Hughes

Director of Photography: Ricardo Gale

Film Editor: Justin Guerrieri

Composer: Austin Wintory

Production Designer: Gershom Hyldreth

Costume Design: Maria Lorenzana

Producer: Zachery Ty Bryan

Co-Producer: Michael Cudlitz, Suzanne DeLaurentiis, Frank John Hughes, Adam Targum

Production Company: Vision Entertainment Group

Director: Suri Krishnamma