The mysterious death of a young boy triggers the unearthing of a town’s long buried secrets.
One part Gothic thriller, one part black comedy and one part Dickensian mystery, Dig Two Graves dramatizes the cycle of violence that perpetuates itself over generations in a small backwoods town.
The story centers on Jacqueline, a 14-year-old girl nicknamed “Jake” by her older brother Sean. After Sean mysteriously disappears at a rock quarry, Jake is visited by three Moonshiners who offer to bring her dead brother back to life in exchange for taking another life. As Jake wrestles with this morally uncertain proposition, the dark history of her family is unearthed and the mystery surrounding the Moonshiners is illuminated.
The Moonshiners are portrayed in the tradition of the Shakespearean witches from Macbeth. While the tone of the film blends realism with mysticism, the motives and powers of the Moonshiners, like the Shakespearean witches, are largely ambiguous. Are they in possession of supernatural powers or are they tricksters preying upon human fallibility to unleash destruction into the world? The answers to these questions are revealed only in the final moment of the story.
|Jon Parker||…||associate producer|
|Philip S. Plowden||…||associate producer|
|Kim Sherrell||…||executive producer|
Area 23A has acquired writer-director Hunter Adams’ indie Dig Two Graves and plans to release it in March 24 theaters and VOD. The gothic thriller stars Ted Levine (Shutter Island), Samantha Isler (Captain Fantastic), Danny Goldring (The Dark Knight), Troy Ruptash (General Hospital) and Rachael Drummond (Fresh off the Boat).