Hollywood, CA: April 26, 2018
Writer/Director/Producer, JONNY WALLS and Producer AARON CHAMPION have announced the completion of the independent feature film, BLUEGRASS SPIRITS.
The Comedy/Drama stars JAKE BUSEY (Starship Troopers, The Predator, Stranger Things) as a recovering alcoholic who owns a failing bourbon distillery. When he meets a ghost-hunter, their conflicting views on belief and disbelief come to a head. Busey’s character allows the ghost-hunter to run a guided ghost-tour of the distillery, which is said to be haunted, in exchange for a portion of the profits.
Through a series of ghost hunts around the Bluegrass, which are equal parts hilarious and emotional, the two confront their personal “ghosts” and each have to deal with them in their own way.
Bluegrass Spirits is Walls and Champion’s second feature film collaboration after working on Cineline Production’s 2015 comedy feature Couch Survivor. That film is currently in worldwide distribution with Glass House Distribution.
Walls also wrote and directed the buddy/road trip comedy All About the Afterglow, making Bluegrass Spirits his third feature.
Joining Walls again as Director of Photography is another Couch Survivor alumnus, MARK FARNEY.
Other cast members include ROGELIO DOUGLAS JR. (Orange is the New Black, Straight Outta Compton), NELLIE BARNETT, and BRIANNE CORDARO.
Bluegrass Spirits was shot entirely in and around Lexington, Kentucky, with a large portion of the film shot at Hartfield and Co., a craft bourbon distillery in Paris, Kentucky.
Distribution details and a release date will be announced shortly.
Photo by: Dana Patrick