Award-winning Michigan director Lisa Enos recently shared the teaser trailer for her second feature film, the thriller, “Prepper’s Grove.” Her first “State of Modern Love,” completed in 2017, won Best Foreign Film, for which Enos won Best International Director at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival.
Born in Michigan, Enos penned and produced the film, “Angel of Bergen Belsen;” the first digital film to air on the network. The story of a Polish Jew who saved 54 children during the Holocaust, this would be her turning point as she would leave children’s TV in which she had gotten her start to work in documentaries. Her anti-censorship documentary “Copycat Crimes,” about real-life crimes based on ones committed in films led her to Los Angeles, where she interviewed filmmakers Julia Phillips, John MacNaughton, etc. Here she developed a new found respect for the world of feature films.
In Los Angeles, she went on to co-write and produce the critically acclaimed, “ivansxtc,” starring Danny Huston, Peter Weller and herself in the lead female role of Charlotte White. The film was nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards in 2003, including a personal nomination for Enos.
She then moved to London to produce and star in the controversial horror satire, “Snuff-Movie,” (Lionsgate UK) shot in London and Romania. The film made its debut at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 2004. Enos’ other credits include “The Kreutzer Sonata,” which she produced and co-wrote, starring Elisabeth Rohm and Danny Huston and “Mr. Nice,” starring Rhys Ifans, David Thewlis, Crispin Glover, and Chloe Sevigny.
Enos wrote and directed her first feature-length narrative film, “State of Modern Love,” completed in 2017. In September of 2017 Enos began directing her second feature film, the thriller, “Prepper’s Grove.” The story of the disappearance of a teenager, who over the years had become a cold case, “Prepper’s Grove” was written by Mark Rupp, who is known for “Getting Grace (2017),” and “College Debt (2015).”
With the tag-line “Survival of the Fittest,” “Prepper’s Grove” stars Roger Callard as Sheriff Burns,Paul Seroka as Ezekiel Phelps, Gerald Maragos as Deputy Blackhurst, Marsha Dietlein as Sarah Simmons, Richard Pryor Jr. as George, Margaret O’Brien as Gigi, Johnny Whitaker as Earl, among others.
Started in September of 2017, “Prepper’s Grove” is expected to be completed by the fall of 2018. It is being filmed in Charlevoix, Michigan.