Director: Travis Gutiérrez Senger Run Time: 85 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2016
Starring: Chaske Spencer, Lee Tergesen, Petra Wright, Sophia Mitri Schloss
Nitehawk’s LOCAL COLOR presents a screening of DESERT CATHEDRAL, an innovative hybrid narrative about a real estate developer who mysteriously disappears into the desert.
Q&A with writer/director Travis Gutiérrez Senger and actor Lee Tergesen, moderated by Tilson Allen-Merry.
Utilizing actual found footage, Desert Cathedral tells the story of a broken real estate developer, Peter Collins, played by Lee Tergesen (Oz, Generation Kill, Monster), who mysteriously disappears into the Southwest in 1992, leaving behind a series of VHS tapes to his employer and family. Without the aid of the police, his desperate wife (Petra Wright) hires private investigator, Duran Palouse, played by Chaske Spencer (The Twilight Saga) to locate his whereabouts and bring him home. After the two befriend each other, Peter discovers Duran’s true identity and flees deeper into the depths of the desert where, through a cat-and-mouse chase climax, tragedy strikes.