If you were to pick any musician to play a hitman in an unsettling and surreal drama about paternal abuse, forbidden love, and revenge, who would you choose?
The answer for filmmakers Corey Asraf and John Swab was Marilyn Manson. Also featured are Mark Boone Junior and Niko Nicotera from Sons of Anarchy.
The movie, Let Me Make You A Martyr, builds off of the duo filmmakers’ short film Judas’ Chariot and follows adoptive siblings Drew (Niko Nicotera) and June (Sam Quartin). The duo sets out to take down a viscous crime ring headed by their adoptive father, Larry (Mark Boone Junior), who eventually sends the hitman Pope (Marilyn Manson) after them. Set in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at some point along the way, Drew and June pick up and care for a young girl named Rooney and by the end the plot takes a turn for the surreal.
The directors comment:
“We’ve told a story that matters, and sharing that experience with people who shaped both us as artists was an unforgettable experience”.
Additionally, Boone told Rolling Stone that the film “felt really authentic”.
To be released on June 6, the film will appear on multiple VOD platforms and have special theatre releases across the US.
Watch the trailer here.
May 25th – Tulsa, Ok @ Circle Cinema 7pm (two week run)
May 27th- Austin, Texas @ Alamo Drafthouse (two week run)
June 5th – Los Angeles, CA @ Sunset 5 Cinema’s (one night only)
June 9th – Brooklyn, New York @ Anthology Film Archives