Louisville natives Scooter Downey and Sean Elliot’s film It’s in the Blood was a big winner at the 2012 Derby City Film Festival. The film which had its Kentucky premier at the film festival in Louisville, KY was awarded Best Picture, Audience Choice Award, Grand Jury Prize, and Elliot was awarded Best Actor (October). Lead actor. Lance Henriksen (Russell) received a Lifetime Achievement Award in front of an audience of nearly 500.
Directed by Scooter Downey, It’s In The Blood is described as a wholly unique cinematic movement. At its core a father son story, the film is a deconstruction of the prototypical “creature feature”, incorporating elements of mystical realism and psychological thriller. This new motion in film is called a Psyche-Saga. Lance Henriksen stars in this nightmarish descent into the wilderness, the very heart of darkness where more than your guilt can eat you alive.
The Film premiered at the New Jersey Film Festival where it received Honorable Mention. At the Derby City Film Festival, Sean Elliot received Best Actor for his roll as October, the troubled son of Russell, portrayed by Lance Henriksen. The picture received every award it was nominated for, including the Audience Choice Award and the Grand Jury Prize.