First Trailer for SXSW Best Actor Winner Indie Film 'Hunter Gatherer'
"And where did your voyage take you to today, my Lord?" The Orchard has released a full theatrical trailer for an indie film titled Hunter Gatherer, the feature debut of Josh Locy, which won the Best Actor Jury Prize at the SXSW Film Festival. Andre Royo (who won the SXSW award) stars as Ashley, a middle-aged man who emerges from a 3-year stint in prison, with a great amount of optimism and hope. He heads home to learn that girlfriend and family have completely forgotten about him. Also starring George Sample III, Kellee Stewart and Ashley Wilkerson; and executive produced by David Gordon Green. It's described as a "bittersweet, darkly comic tale of seeking out one's destiny — but discovering an unexpected fate along the way." This looks like it might be an underrated gem, worth checking out for the performances at least.
Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Joshua Locy's Hunter Gatherer, direct from YouTube:
Ashley Douglas thinks everything should fall into place when he's released after three years in prison. His friends should come to his welcome home party. (They don't.) His girlfriend, Linda, should greet him with open arms and open legs. (She doesn't.) So Ashley, a forty-something African-American, restarts his life with next to nothing: no friends, no lovers, no connections. He has is a bedroom in his mom's house, a box of treasures he buried in his back yard, and a nostalgic and deeply ingrained need to be with Linda-his one, true love. That is, until he meets a new friend, Jeremy, and things start to turn around. Hunter Gatherer is both written & directed by filmmaker Joshua Locy, making his feature debut after working as an art director on other indies. This film won Best Actor Jury Prize at the SXSW Film Festival this year. The Orchard opens Hunter Gatherer in select theaters + on VOD starting November 16th. Who's interested?