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Project of the Day: The World Can't Control Anger in 'Impulse Control'

By Indiewire | Indiewire May 22, 2012 at 10:00AM

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.
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Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

"Impulse Control"

Tweetable Logline:

A suspense thriller about a husband and father faced with a harrowing reality: the world is losing its ability to control anger.

Elevator Pitch:

Dean lost his job, his house, and now is about to lose his wife to a deadly disease--deadly not just for her but for everyone around her. She has a type of cancer that makes her unable to control her anger and violent impulses! She's not alone. It's an epidemic that has struck the world.

Now it's up to Dean to pull his family together and find a cure for his wife through a regiment of psychological tests, strict dietary restrictions, forced meditation, intense physical activity and excruciating experiments, desperately hoping to turn her into the woman she once was.

Production Team:

Writer/Director: Matthew Breault
Writer/Co-Producer: Alex George Pickering
Producer: Lea W Dizon

About the Production:

"I once lived below someone who played loud music until 3AM everyday. It was so loud that I couldn't sleep. You can imagine just how angry it would make me. It took strong self-control from my end not to just go and show them proof of my anger. Then I thought what if I didn't have control? What if I acted upon every impulse I had? So instead of punching my neighbor, I went and punched my keyboard and started typing. I channelled all the annoyance I felt and came up with this story I am now very proud of." -- Matthew Breault

Current Status:


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