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Elevator Pitch: Married couple, Jim (30) and Lucy (22), run a commune for recovering
drug addicts. In the spring of 1990, there are seven motley members in
the house ranging in age from 17 to 50. They spend their days preparing
ritualistic meals, doing housework, playing games and bathing together.
With the arrival of Ann (20), recovering addict and ex-girlfriend of one
of the members, the harmony of the house is thrown out of whack.
Members flee, relapse, and start to question the very foundations of the
commune as Jim and Lucy struggle to maintain their power.
Keith Poulson (SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME)
Hannah Gross (I USED TO BE DARKER)
Director: Nathan Silver (SOFT IN THE HEAD, EXIT ELENA)
Cinematographer: Sean Price Williams (LISTEN UP PHILIP, THE COLOR WHEEL)
Producers: Rachel Wolther (SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY)
Richard Peete (BLUE RUIN)
Blake Ashman-Kipervaser (STARLET)
About the Production: Recently, I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the early 90ʼs. I’ve been
re-watching documentaries and TV shows from back then, and thereʼs
definitely something gruesome about that part of that decade…it seems
like the world was about to have a nervous breakdown.
Like on EXIT ELENA and SOFT IN THE HEAD, the actors and I are developing
the characters; the cinematographer will improvise along with the
actors. Filmmaking is the one place where you can capture accidents and
unexpected behavior in real time. I want to exploit what is inherent to
filmmaking and take full advantage of chance.
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