Three brothers occupy a uniquely peculiar family farm in Tennessee’s backcountry. The elder Ezra is fixated on cleanliness and breastfeeding fantasies, while the wayward younger Amos spends his days in the barn painting erotic versions of sports photography. The youngest brother, Cornelius, a former sports star fallen victim to self-destructive compulsions, has just returned home after 18 years of absence. What begins as a tale of homecoming dissolves into a painful vivisection of the internal demons with which all three struggle.
Weaving together psychedelic horror, absurdist black comedy and gloomy family drama, the director and co-writers measure out just the right doses of detachment, severity and a healthy shade of madness. Their unorthodox and feisty film plays with realist conventions, leaving viewers with the fascination of seeing a cogent whole come together from seemingly disjointed pieces.
After Michael Tully’s debut, Cocaine Angel, premiered at the Rotterdam festival, the highly influential ‘Filmmakers Magazine’ named the director as one of its ‘25 New Faces of Independent Film’. His follow-up documentary feature, Silver Jew, premiered at the SXSW in Austin. Tully currently resides in Brooklyn and is editor-in-chief of ‘Hammer to Nail’, a website dedicated to independent cinema.
2006 Cocaine Angel
2007 Silver Jew (dok. / doc.)
2010 Superego (TV)