2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Manson Family Vacation

Friday, March 20
4:00PM - 5:25PM

Topfer Theatre at ZACH
202 South Lamar Blvd


Nick Morgan (Jay Duplass) has it all: a loving family, a beautiful home and a successful law practice in Los Angeles. His estranged brother Conrad (Linas Phillips) has nothing but a backpack. When Conrad shows up for a surprise visit, all he wants to do in town is go to the infamous Manson Family murder sites. Reluctantly, Nick joins him and ends up on a road trip that leads the brothers into the modern-day world of Charles Manson.

Section: Narrative Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 85min

Director: J. Davis

Executive Producer: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass, Ray William Johnson, Kaja Martin, Michael Anderson, Samantha Kern, T.S. Nowlin, Christopher Sepulveda, Scott Trimble

Producer: Steve Bannatyne, Eric Blyler, J.M. Logan, Josh Polon, Matt Ratner, Alexandra Sandler

Screenwriter: J. Davis

Cinematographer: Sean McElwee

Editor: Nick Sherman & Dave Boyle

Production Designer: Erin O. Kay

Music: Heather McIntosh

Additional Credits: Co-producer: Stephen Kern, Co-producer: Dave Bullock

Principal Cast: Jay Duplass, Linas Phillips, Tobin Bell, Leonora Pitts, Adam Chernick, Davie-Blue


J. Davis has worked primarily as a film editor. His editing credits include Soundtracker and Kevin, which premiered at South By Southwest. Manson Family Vacation is his directorial debut.

Sales Agent: Josh Braun, Jessica Lacy

Publicity Contact
Morgan Ressa



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