Set in the small coastal town of Bright Leaf, North Carolina, this film centers around Charlotte, a disillusioned aspiring actress working a night job as a cocktail waitress in order to make ends meet. Charlotte catches a break when seemingly chance circumstances put her in contact with a local filmmaker, David Long.
David and Charlotte form a quick friendship that leads to Charlotte landing the starring role in David's newest project. David quickly becomes obsessed with Charlotte and begins building his bloody masterpiece by killing members of the community. He films each encounter with the ultimate goal of filming Charlotte as his final installment.
David is a happily obsessed individual willing to do whatever it takes to make "true art". He utilizes his charm and skills to make something dark and deranged seem utterly beautiful and loving.