A film that left Sundance audiences speechless is the Jared Leto produced and Will Allen created documentary HOLY HELL. Allen puts himself in the midst of a LA spiritual cult named The Buddhafield and through the lens of his camera shows the good and dark that reside with the followers and their enigmatic leader. Filmrise will release the festival hit theatrically on May 20th so read the details ahead and look for HOLY HELL playing in a city near you.
In 1985, Will Allen became a member of The Buddhafield, a Los Angeles area spiritual group. A recent film school graduate, Allen began to chronicle the group’s activities that centered on their leader, a mysterious individual they called The Teacher, or Michel. Over time, the group’s dark side began to surface, until finally, a shocking allegation against The Teacher tore the group apart – all in front of Allen’s camera. This incredible archive of video footage became the basis for HOLY HELL.