“The pit wants what it wants.”
The poster tagline for 2011 Slamdance Screenwriting & Teleplay Competition Grand Prize Winner Jug Face is enough to get my ass in a seat, but the synopsis is that much more amazing:
“The pit has spoken. Dawai, the potter of a backwoods community, has crafted a face on a ceramic jug of the person that the pit wants sacrificed. Ada, pregnant with her brother’s child, has seen her face on the jug and hides it in the woods, determined to save the life of her unborn. If she does not sacrifice herself however, the creature from the pit will kill everyone in the village until she does.”
I’ve always known potters were up to no good – all that hemp and clay. No normal person would spend their day sitting at a wheel making bowls.
Director Chad Crawford Kinkle’s will premiere at Slamdance Wednesday, January 23rd at 10:30pm in the Main Screening Room. The film stars Sean Young, Lauren Ashley Carter, Sean Bridgers, Larry Fessenden, and Daniel Manche.
Check out the poster and stills below.