USA | 2011 | 95 min
Byron has always been a lover of women. He’s a romantic, and he loves all of his girlfriends the same way—totally and completely. But he’s grown restless in his middle-age, and recently he has found himself lost in some heavy thoughts about big things like God, and love, and time. So when a demon-obsessed televangelist suggests that he retreat from the chaos of the world, Byron escapes his town and embarks on a spiritual journey of the fantastic kind.
In LORD BYRON (Sundance 2011, New York Times Critics Pick), a deadpan Greek tragedy set in South Louisiana, a cast of bizarre, comedic characters, led by newcomer Paul Batiste, pursue uncommon dreams and missions of their own making. Director Zack Godshall (Low and Behold, God’s Architects) and co-creator Ross Brupbacher share a kaleidoscopic world seen through the bloodshot eyes of Byron, a quixotic philosopher-poet and bayou Don Juan who seeks spiritual fulfillment by any means possible.
DIR Zack Godshall
SCR Zack Godshall, Ross Brupbacher
CAST Paul Batiste, Justin Bickham, Joseph Diaz
New York Times Critics’ Pick
Won, 2011 Indie Memphis – Soul of Southern Film