Filmed back in 2001 with miniDV cameras and edited on early home-based computers, "Purgatory House" marked the very beginning of the democratization of film. Written by and starring a 14-year-old at-risk girl, Celeste Davis was the first youngest sole-credited feature screenwriter. This gritty, grassroots film chronicles the after-life journey of a lonely teen who abandoned her life of peer pressure only to find herself caught between Heaven and Hell. Here she will remain stuck a 14-year-old forever unless she can find within herself the courage to change. Written by
Can you see me?
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for drug content
Did You Know?
The baby cry heard in the movie is the actual voice of Celeste Davis, which had been recorded and saved in a sound library over 10 years before the movie was shot. It was only by coincidence that the Supervising Sound Editor, who happened to be working at the very same company where the library was located, came upon a track called "Celeste Davis: Baby cry", and put the pieces together. See more
Do you ever feel stupid for leaving?
Absolutely. I'm a stupid man. How many other fifteen year old boys get drunk and fall off mountains?
Parametic #1 and Parametic #2 are PURGATORY HOUSE Associate Producers Matthew Irving (disguised as "Pink Matthews") and Traci Glodery. See more
Written by Larisa Stow
Performed by Larisa Stow
Published by Billy's Sister's Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Open Heart Records See more