A Film by Will Allen
Executive Produced by Jared Leto
Opening Theatrically May 27th, 2016
*Sundance Film Festival – Official Selection*
“HOLY HELL is never less than enthralling…a unique, captivating look at 22 years inside the Buddhafield Cult.” – Justin Gerber, Consequence of Sound
“An unprecedented close-up look at what goes on in a smaller, quieter, but much more typical cult” ★★★★ – Owen Gleiberman, BBC
“Fascinating and chilling…left Sundance audiences in tears.” – Gregory Ellwood, The Telegraph
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.