In this Southern gothic drama, Griffith (Dan Montgomery) has lived all his life in the poor Mississippi community of Pine Apple. While Griffith wants to move on and try to make something of his life, he's stranded in Pine Apple by his responsibilities to his crippled Aunt Summer (Karen Black) and his affair with his cousin Emily (Aleksa Palladino). A man from out of town (Walton Goggins) arrives and rents a cabin from Griffith; he soon finds himself attracted to the stranger, confronted by emotions he has never felt before. Red Dirt, the feature debut for writer and director Tag Purvis, was shown at the 2000 L.A. Independent Film Festival.