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.