Manson Family Vacation

USA | 2015 | 85 minutes | J. Davis

Two polar opposite brothers (Jay Duplass, Linas Phillips) go on a tour of several locations in Los Angeles where the Manson Family once executed their reign of terror. Manson Family Vacation is a darkly funny comedy about self-discovery and looking for community in the wrong places. Director J. Davis and Actor Linas Phillips scheduled to attend.

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Nick Morgan (Jay Duplass, “Transparent”) has devoted his life to normalcy, becoming a successful lawyer and raising a family in Los Angeles. His adopted brother, Conrad (Linas Phillips, Lucky Them), however, is the polar opposite of the buttoned-down Nick, roaming the country, creating art living with no fixed agenda. Conrad drifts into L.A. and shows up at Nick’s house unannounced, to Nick’s annoyance. In an attempt to mend the rift that drove the brothers apart, Nick takes a day to show Conrad around town, but soon realizes that Conrad is only interested in visiting locations associated with his latest obsession—the Manson Family murders. Nick reluctantly agrees, and soon the mismatched pair begins having misadventures at the murder sites, running helter-skelter across the desert. Along the way, as the brothers begin forming bonds they never shared as kids, Nick learns more about the real reason Conrad is so fascinated with “Charlie” and his infamous Family—a revelation that may lead them down an unsettling path. Manson Family Vacation, the feature debut of up-and-coming director J. Davis, is a darkly comic but ultimately sweet story about untethered souls who take meandering paths to discover meaning and community wherever they can find it, and adds a new dimension to the idea of “family values.”

Director Biography
J. Davis, a writer, producer, and editor, has gone behind the camera for the first time to direct Manson Family Vacation (2015), which premiered at the South By Southwest Festival this year. Before making his feature debut, Davis did production work for corporate videos, and was an editor on the documentaries Kevin (2011) and Soundtracker (2010).

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  • Director: J. Davis
  • Principal Cast: Jay Duplass, Linas Phillips, Tobin Bell, Leonora Pitts, Adam Chernick, Davie-Blue
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2015
  • Running Time: 85 minutes
  • Producer: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass, Steve Bannatyne, Eric Blyler, J.M. Logan, Josh Polon, Matt Ratner, Alexan
  • Screenplay: J. Davis
  • Cinematographers: Sean McElwee
  • Editors: Nick Sherman, Dave Boyle
  • Music: Heather McIntosh
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Awards: SXSW 15 (Film Design Award)
  • Filmography: Debut Feature Film
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP