Sexual identity, the occult, and imagination interlace in this wildly original coming of age story.
A mysterious, sensual ghost story, OCTAVIO IS DEAD! follows Tyler (Gadon) on an adventure that will define her life. Escaping her over – bearing mother (Arquette), Tyler enters the rich and strange world of her deceased father, Octavio (Trujillo), a father she never knew. Sexual identity, the occult, and the power of will versus imagination confront her on the journey.
Written and Directed by Sook-Yin Lee (Year of the Carnivore, actress in Shortbus)
Produced by Jennifer Weiss, Simone Urdl, Jamie Manning/The Film Farm (The Captive, Adoration, Away From Her, Redacted, Chloe, Foxfire)
Executive Producer: Sarah Gadon
Cast: Sarah Gadon (The Death and Life of John Donovan, Cosmopolis), Raoul Trujillo (Soldado, Sicario, Apocalypto), Dimitris Kitsos (Park) and Rosanna Arquette (Pulp Fiction, Ray Donovan, Girls)
Canadian theatrical release: 2018, June 22nd
Coming-Of-Age, Drama, LGBT