Lady of the Manor (2021)

/ R / Comedy

Lady of the Manor is a haunted-house buddy comedy written and directed by Justin Long and his brother, Christian Long, in their directorial debuts.

In Long’s own words: “It’s about a woman, a slacker-stoner character, who gets a job as a tour guide in an antebellum manor in the South. She dresses up the lady who lived there, and the ghost of the woman whom she’s portraying gets offended by how she’s being portrayed. She’s a proper Southern lady, and this crass stoner ‘fornicator’ is playing her. That’s what brings them together, and it becomes an odd-couple comedy.”

Filmed in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, it stars Melanie Lynskey (Heavenly Creatures, Up in the Air), Judy Greer (Ant-Man, Jurassic World), Long (Galaxy Quest, Jeepers Creepers, Tusk), Ryan Phillippe (Crash, Cruel Intentions), Luis Guzmán (Boogie Nights) and Patrick Duffy (TV’s Dallas).

This film is presented as part of the Gasparilla International Film Festival. For a complete list of screenings, visit