As a proud supporter of Ayla, the sophomore feature film from Gut director Elias, I’ve been following the production every step of the way. The first trailer for the psychological body horror featuring Nicholas Wilder, Sarah Schoofs, and the incomparable Tristan Risk (American Mary) just arrived and we’re pleased to share it with you now. Ayla also includes performances by indie horror heavyweight Bill Oberst Jr. and bona fide icon Dee Wallace.
Official Synopsis: A man haunted by the mysterious death of his 4-year-old sister brings her back to life thirty years later as an adult woman, with dire consequences.
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Elias previously shared the extremely personal inspiration for Ayla:
“Ayla is a film inspired by the loss of my sister when she was two, and the life as siblings we were never able to share. It’s about what happens when you can’t let go, how far into the dark you might reach to bring back someone you lost, and the ramifications that follow.”
We don’t have a release date yet, but we’ll keep our ears to the ground in order to bring you updates as details emerge. Stay tuned! In the meantime, check out the trailer and synopsis for 2012’s Gut (which also stars Wilder and Schoofs) below. It’s a favorite of mine and will definitely give you a sense of the filmmaker’s tone and style.
Official Synopsis: A dark secret from Tom’s past begins to affect his daily life and threatens to destroy everything around him.
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