The Cure


Logline: A mom cries, photos fly, cats spy, and bodies collide in this sci-fi soap opera focusing on the secret dreams of people who are desperately searching for ways to cure their fears of loneliness.

Synopsis: Dad is dying, mom can’t sleep, and Nancy is determined to forget what she saw. Linda relives a past trauma and fears what might happen while she is away from home. Meanwhile, Mark entertains a mysterious stranger, who is secretly conducting a deadly experiment.

Official Selection of Slamdance Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, Fantasia International Film Festival, Palm Springs ShortFest, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Inside Out, NewFest, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Athens International Film + Video Festival, Nightmares Film Festival, NewFilmmakers Los Angeles, and more!

Selected awards: Best Cinematography in a Short Film, Nightmares Film Festival.

Featuring an original score by A.E. Paterra.
Prosthetic effects by Cavebear Studio.

Supported by a Greater Columbus Arts Council Artists in the Community Supply grant.

19 mins and 35 seconds, 2017.