Saturday, December 6, 2014, 1:40PM-3:50PM
Bad Dreams & Other Mindbenders Short Film Block - Click here to purchase tickets!
Director: Daniel DeStefano
Category: Narrative Short
Runtime: 13 minutes
Place of Origin: New York City, New York
Shooting Locations: Brooklyn, New York

Synopsis: (Surreal Drama) Withdrawl is the story of David, a young gay man who is struggling with addiction to prescription pain killers. After a painful breakup with his boyfriend Louis, David barricades himself in his apartment, going cold turkey in his quest to rid himself of his addiction. His boyhood toy, a stuffed squirrel named Alvober, is his only companion as David navigates through his tortured psyche. The only problem is Alvober seems to be growing. And where did the hole in the closet come from?

Cast: Evan Powell, Lyralen Kaye, Antoni Porowski

Crew: Writer: Daniel DeStefano - Producer: David Bruin, Monica Dabrowski, Elliot Butler, Stephen Mastorelli

Production Background & Fun Facts: The city turned off the water in our set apartment on the day we shot all the bathroom scenes, so we had to totally reschedule. The squirrel was played by Ben, our head PA and we stuffed paper and whatever we could in the costume to give him the right bulk.

Festivals & Accolades: World Film Festival Premiere!

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