Full Length Feature Films

SMILERS

CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT

Press Release:

 

Award-winning director Lance Doty is set to write and direct the feature film, ‘Smilers’ based on the novel, ‘Where The Dead Go To Die’ by Aaron Dries and Mark Allan Gunnells.

Doty expressed how much the novel moved him. “Aaron and Mark wrote this beautiful, horrifying, and heart-wrenching story that really affected me. It’s classified as horror, but there’s so much humanity in it. It’s an incredibly unique story and I’m excited to bring it to the screen.”

The project marks the first film for Doty since the Western, ‘Shoot First and Pray You Live (because luck has nothing to do with it)’ which was distributed by Lionsgate through Grindstone Entertainment. Doty also wrote, directed and produced that film.

Doty has been writing for the past couple of months and aims to start production by early 2019.

SHOOT FIRST AND PRAY YOU LIVE
(because LUCK has nothing to do with it)

Tale of vengeance — outlaw style — as Red Pierre hunts down legendary gunman Bob McGurk to avenge the murder of his Mother and Father.

DISTRIBUTED BY: LIONSGATE

Starring: James Russo (Django Unchained, Donnie Brasco), Jim Gaffigan (It’s Kind of a Funny Story, Chappaquiddick), Jeff Hephner (Interstellar), Richard Tyson (There’s Something About Mary, Black Hawk Down), Clay Wilcox (Lions for Lambs, The Philadelphia Experiment), Chris Browning (Terminator Salvation, Book of Eli), Tamara Hope (Crimson Peak, The Deep End) and John Doman (Blue Valentine, Mystic River)

Festivals:
SANTA-FE Film Festival (*Winner)
TORONTO Reelheat Film Festival
ALEXANDRIA Film Festival
BIG ISLAND Film Festival
INDIANAPOLIS Film Festival

PRAISE FOR ‘SHOOT FIRST’

 

“A wonderfully witty, ascerbic Western, “Shoot First and Pray You Live” looks something like you’d imagine a Tarantino cowboy movie would.”
– The Film Yap

 

“If you have ever wondered what kind of movie would arise if you melded “Kill Bill,” “A Fistful of Dollars” and “The Outlaw Josie Wales,” this movie is for you.”
The Indianapolis Business Journal 

 

“For a low-budget oater, Shoot First is surprisingly well shot, well acted, and mostly well scripted.”
– The Santa Fe New Mexican

NOISE

A psychological drama about a woman trying to piece her life back together whose problems escalate when she confronts her mysterious upstairs neighbor.

DISTRIBUTED BY: THINKFILMS