Now that his short film "The Guest
" is completed and screening at festivals, we wondered what's next for writer/director Bryan Ryan
. Turns out it's a horror thriller entitled Holy Oak, which is set to begin principal photography January 6, 2011 in Central Texas.
Over a century ago in the small Texas town of Holy Oak, a curse was born, all of the residents mysteriously disappeared, and the tiny settlement was wiped off of the map. Today the only surviving member of the cursed family, Kim Mallory, finds herself drawn to an overgrown plot of land on the outskirts of where Holy Oak once stood, searching for her long lost father, Phillip Mallory, a horror novelist who went missing years before. Along with her father, a handful of friends, and two detectives, Kim discovers that not everything is as it seems...
Holy Oak is written and directed by Bryan Ryan
(based on a story by Ryan,