My Sister the Psychopath
Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:15PM-8:25PM
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Director: Lindsay Shah (Director) and J. Eric Marler (Dramatic Director)
Category: Narrative Short
Runtime: 37 minutes
Place of Origin: Boston, MA
Shooting Locations: Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and Truro (on Cape Cod), MA

Synopsis: (Dark Comedy, Drama, Underground, Cult) Laura uses her dolls and dollhouse to act out her feelings of attraction towards a coworker -- and towards his equally cute brother. Meanwhile, Laura's estranged sister Helena meets two mysterious bad boys (also brothers) and recruits them to help her realize a questionable fantasy.

Cast: Ellen Adair, Amy Mertl, Collin Pelton, Michael Atherton, Troy Goodmon, Sonia Maslovskaya, Jonathan Overby, Lucy Robinson

Crew: Writers: Anna Faktorovitch, J. Eric Marler, and Lindsay Shah; Producers: Hilary Barraford, J. Eric Marler, and Lindsay Shah; John Coyne (Director of Photography), Craig Carpenter (Camera Operator), Richard Fomo (Editor), Chris Fitzgerald (Original Score Composer)

Production Background & Fun Facts: A rough cut of the first scene of the film to be shot was posted to YouTube and in the time since has gradually accumulated nearly half a million views. Composer Chris Fitzgerald's multifaceted original score includes a pastiche of carnival music, requiem music for a funeral scene, unsettling atmospheric backgrounds, and three songs, among them an authentic big-band number and a brooding Gothic rock track. Actress Ellen Adair has landed roles in the TV series 'Veep' (HBO), 'The Slap' (NBC), 'Nurse Jackie' (Showtime), and most recently in the HBO television series 'Codes of Conduct' starring Helena Bonham Carter.

Festivals & Accolades: Screened as work in progress at The Reel Movement Indie Showcase, Somerville, MA; NewFilmmakers New York 2015 Summer Screening Series at the Anthology Film Archives, NYC; 'Staff Pick' at the 2015 Action On Film International Film Festival, Monrovia, CA.

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"My Sister the Psychopath" Trailer 720p from J. Eric Marler on Vimeo.