2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Johnny Frank Garrett's Last Word

Tuesday, March 15
11:45PM - 1:20AM

Stateside Theatre
719 Congress Ave


Hashtags: #sxsw

Based on true events. Amarillo, Texas, Halloween, 1968, Sister Tadea Benz, a 76 year old nun is raped and murdered in her bedroom in her convent. A teenager from the wrong side of the tracks, Johnny Frank Garrett, is arrested but claims innocence. His trial is a farce and he is sentenced to death. On the day of his execution, Garrett writes a curse letter saying his spirit will return and kill not only those involved with his sentencing and death but the members of their families too. Sure enough, soon after, those involved in the execution start dying and it is left to one of the jurors to try to solve the riddle of who actually killed Sister Tadea Benz to save his son.

Section: Midnighters
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2016
Runtime: 95min

Director: Simon Rumley

Executive Producer: Simon Rumley, Adam Goldworm

Producer: Frank Mancuso Jr, Peter Facinelli, Rob DeFranco, Eric Gores Jr

Screenwriter: Ben Ketai, Marc Haimes, Tony Giglio

Cinematographer: Milton Kam

Editor: Rob Hall

Production Designer: Chris Trujillo

Sound Designer: Vince Watts

Music: Simon Boswell

Additional Credits: Casting Director: Karen Hallford, Nancy Nayor, Colorist: Bradley Greer

Principal Cast: Mike Doyle, Erin Cummings , Devin Bonne, Sean Patrick Flanery


Simon Rumley is one of the UK's leading independent directors and has been making genre films for the last 10 years. His films include The Living and The Dead, Red White & Blue, Abcs of Death. He is currently in post on Crowhurst and in prep in Austin for his next film, Fashionista.

Distributor: none

Sales Agent: Altitude Sales

Public Film Contact
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