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Betrayed and heartbroken, Catherine lands in a psych ward with a doctor who has no idea he's the reason she's there in the first place.
Betrayed and heartbroken, Catherine lands in a psych ward with a doctor who has no idea he's the reason she's there in the first place.
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Nothing is certain in this life, and so little is what is seems. That’s how Catherine ended up involuntarily committed to a psychiatric facility, alone with the tortured thoughts born of personal tragedy.

The doctor assigned to her case is sure she isn't unlike every other disturbed woman he has come across, and he enters their first therapy session with assured ease. But as he begins to question Catherine, and tries to uncover the events that lead to her being committed, he starts to realize she's no ordinary patient.

As the doctor works with Catherine in an examination room, another doctor enters the scene, hidden, but still privy to their conversation. He watches their banter detachedly at first, feigning curiosity, until Catherine admits to the doctor what really drove her to the brink.

"I killed my husband."

Kelly Pantaleoni - Kelly will be playing the role of our beautiful and ruthless protagonist Catherine. To learn more about Kelly check out her website.

http://www.kellypantaleoni.com

Raquel Houghton - Raquel is bringing her talents to our project as the mistress of Catherine's husband. Check her out here.

http://www.raquelhoughton.com/

Cooper Thornton - Cooper will be sitting opposite Kelly as the doctor who questions Catherine. He brings years of experience and an amazing presence to the table. Check him out here.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0861583/

Steve Brian - Steve will be playing along side Kelly as Catherine's aide in her plot for revenge. Learn more about him here.

http://stevebrian.wix.com/creativeartist

Ben Roberts - Ben is a resident of our location, and will be playing the role of Catherine's husband. You had the pleasure of meeting Ben in the teaser video. 

Some of the key crew.
Some of the key crew.

Andrew Aiello - Director of Photography        http://www.drewaiello.com/reel.html

Adrina Rose Garibian - Production Designer   http://www.adrinarose.com/

Gina Murillo - Make Up                                                        http://ginamurillo.com/

Peter Caty - Photographer/2nd AC                                                   http://www.petercaty.com/

Bridget Colella - Wardrobe                   http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3552131/

Mari Rivera - 1st Assistant Director

RED Epic Camera and Gear from Lightspeed Camera   http://lightspeedla.com/

TEASER SHOOT STILLS

"Love brought me to this"
"Love brought me to this"
"He killed me"
"He killed me"
"Are you prepared to play our game?"
"Are you prepared to play our game?"
"He loved me... I know he did"
"He loved me... I know he did"
"Wouldn't it be nice to have a choice?"
"Wouldn't it be nice to have a choice?"
"I'm just a ghost... with unfinished business."
"I'm just a ghost... with unfinished business."
Where the money is going
Where the money is going

Here is a list to give you an idea of what we are needing this money for:

RED Epic Camera and Accesseries - Lighting and Grip Equipment - Art Department expenses for props, decorations, etc. - Production expenses - Payment for at least the crew that dont leave the project with material for reels or portfolios - Post Production - Your Prizes! 



Risks and challenges

Ben is moving from our location in the next month. Although he is moving, he still owns the unit and will be returning for the filming of Artful Gambit. This location is only required for the flashback scenes. It would not be difficult to film these scenes at another location if it came to that.

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