E.L. (Evan) Katz may be a fresh name at the upcoming SXSW Film Festival, but he’s actually a genre veteran. Now a director, he made his name by penning Autopsy, as well as two of Adam Wingard’s earlier films, Pop Skull and Home Sick, while also producing Tobe Hooper’s Mortuary. He also directed the best ABCs of Death 2 short, “A is for Amateur”, which was anything but.
Now, Katz is heading to SXSW to host the world premiere of Small Crimes, which stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jacki Weaver, Robert Forster, Gary Cole, Molly Parker, Macon Blair, and even Pat Healy.
Bloody Disgusting learned today that Netflix has acquired the film for distribution sometime in 2017.
Small Crimes is said to be “a delightfully suspenseful, blackly comic tale” that follows a disgraced former cop, fresh off a six-year prison sentence for attempted murder, who returns home looking for redemption but winds up trapped in the mess he left behind.
This year’s SXSW takes place March 10-19 in Austin, Texas.