Directed by Ryan LaPlante
CANADA | 2015 | 90 mins
AWARDS: Roger & Julie Corman Award for Excellence in Exploitation and Drive-in Filmmaking, Fargo Fantastic Film Festival; Viewer's Choice Award, International Horror Hotel; Best Horror Feature, Motor City Nightmares Festival; Grand Jury Best Feature and Audience Choice Best Feature, Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival; Best Comedy Feature, Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival, and more!
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: PDXtreme Portland Underground Film Festival, Cinemafantastique Festival, StarGate Galactic Film Festival, GenreBlast Film Festival, American Grindhouse Festival, Austin Revolution Film Festival, and many more!
HOLY HELL is the over-the-top, outrageous, sexually-deviant, blood-drenched story of Father Augustus Bane: a priest pushed too far who begins praying to a revolver and hunting down the gangsters who killed his parishioners. Having been described as "DEATH WISH meets THE TOXIC AVENGER, by way of HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN" (nerdly.co.uk), HOLY HELL is a modern take on classic Action, Horror and Exploitation film tropes. The goal of this feature length movie is to break through every limit set by film, taste and reasonable societal behavior: all with anarchic glee.
Ryan LaPlante is a multiple award-winning Filmmaker and Screenwriter with a background in performance of all kinds. Ryan’s screenplays have been made official selections or contest finalists at festivals throughout the USA, including: Shriekfest, The Mile High Horror Fest, The NOLA New Orleans Horror Film Festival, Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival, The Action on Film Festival, The Creative World Awards and The Haunted Horror International Film Festival.
Ryan graduated from Queen’s University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Drama. He is also a graduate of the Second City Training Centre’s Improv Conservatory. Ryan’s non-institutional training includes musical theatre, opera, classical acting, improv, sketch comedy and voiceover.
Select TV/Film Credits: The Odd Squad (PBS); Extreme Babysitting (YTV); Gone Tomorrow (Syndicate Seven Films); Holy Hell (Rogues Gallery Productions); Love: the Invention (Pearson Productions); Jerry and the Raiders (CCI Entertainment).
With an anarchistic sense of humour and a driving passion for film and television, Ryan is excited to be constantly learning and creating.
In his own words: “Enjoy HOLY HELL, it's crazy, it's dark and it's hilarious: just like life.”