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Back Roads

Preview by Jack Foley

Studio Soho Distribution is delighted to announce that Alex Pettyfer’s directorial debut, Back Roads, is available on digital download now and on DVD and VOD from July 20, 2020.

Based on Tawni Odell’s novel of the same name, who also penned the screenplay with Adrian Lynne, Back Roads is a raw, emotional family drama that is both moving and powerful and announces a new directorial voice in Pettyfer.

After his mother (a gritty Juliette Lewis) goes to jail for shooting and killing his abusive father, Harley Altmyer (Alex Pettyfer) is left to care for his three younger sisters in a rural Pennsylvania town. The uneducated Harley works two dead-end jobs to preserve what’s left of his family, including the rebellious, sexual 16-year- old Amber (Nicola Peltz).

Angered and traumatized by his painful past, Harley finally begins to feel hope when he connects with an older, married woman (Jennifer Morrison), and they embark on an affair. When shocking family secrets emerge, Harley’s life begins to spiral downward, leading to a devastating conclusion that impacts the entire community.

In his directorial debut, Pettyfer deals with a layered screenplay by Tawni O’Dell and Adrian Lyne (Fatal Attraction, Indecent Proposal) and elicits moving performances from the entire cast. Pettyfer proves as capable in front of the camera as he is behind it, playing a sensitive, brooding young man who must confront the lingering effects of abuse and hardship. Back Roads explores pain, trauma, hopelessness and the complex nature of love itself.

Back Roads also stars Jennifer Morrison (The Report), Juliette Lewis (A Million Little Pieces) and Nicola Peltz (Our House).

Win Back Roads on DVD

To celebrate the release of Back Roads on DVD on July 20, 2020, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies. Simply answer the following question…

Q. Who wrote the book upon which Back Roads is based?

Simply send the answer to Back Roads competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email