Directed by Nabil Elderkin
FEATURE NARRATIVE 84 Minutes World Premiere
Set in a dystopian Los Angeles, Gully focuses on three best friends—Calvin (Jacob Latimore), Nicky (Charlie Plummer) and Jesse (Kelvin Harrison Jr.)—who struggle to survive in the bleak and alien environment. Traumatized by troubled family relationships and socioeconomic hardships, they seek escape through video games, doing drugs, and hard partying, which provide only a temporary relief from their pain. After a shattering and unexpected discovery, the boys further lose touch with reality and lash out through dangerous acts of violence and revenge that lead to an uncertain future.

Gully marks the feature debut of acclaimed music video director Nabil Elderkin, who uses stylized cinematography and surrealistic elements to craft his vision of a community in chaos. Featuring strong supporting turns from Terrence Howard, Amber Heard, Robin Givens, and John Corbett, along with a cameo by Travis Scott, this film is a gritty, deeply affecting, coming-of-age drama that channels rage in unforgettable fashion.

—Karen Kemmerle
About the Director(s)
Nabil Elderkin is a director and photographer of mixed Iranian descent who was raised in Australia and currently lives in Los Angeles. He created visuals on a variety of media platforms including documentary work, advertising campaigns, magazine editorials, books, music videos, and film.

Film Info
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    US Narrative Competition
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    84 minutes
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Cast & Credits
  • Producer:
    Brad Feinstein, Tom Butterfield, Ben Pugh, Corey Smyth, Alex Georgio
  • Cinematographer:
    Adriano Goldman
  • Editor:
    Damion Clayton, Brett Reed
  • Executive Producer:
    Joseph F. Ingrassia, Mattia Bogianchino, Kweku Mandela, Imran Siddiq, Gabriela Revilla Lugo, Christopher Tricarico
  • Director:
    Nabil Elderkin
  • Screenwriter:
    Marcus Guillory
  • Cast:
    Terrence Howard, Amber Heard, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Charlie Plummer, Jacob Latimore, Jonathan Majors, John Corbett, Robin Givens