Twitch portrays a young girl's conflicted relationship with her disabled mother and her irrational fear that the disability is contagious. Slamdance Grand Jury Prize winner and Student Academy Awards finalist.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

Free at IMDb via Withoutabox

5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Team Queen (2007)
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

The new girl in school is thrown into a topsy-turvy madhouse of high school hellcats. The cheerleaders are drag queens, the nerds are nymphomaniacs, the punks breathe fire, and the prom ... See full summary »

Director: Leah Meyerhoff
Stars: Murray Hill, Molly Griffith, Julie Atlas Muz
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A road trip through the stunning and complex landscape of troubled young love.

Director: Leah Meyerhoff
Stars: Natalia Dyer, Peter Vack, Julia Garner
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Featuring award-winning, mostly gay-themed short films, this collection includes the Sundance Film Festival hit "Encounter" by Lou Peterson, "The Process" by David Kagan, "Plastic" by Ethan... See full summary »

Directors: D. Charles Griffith, Ethan Feldbau, and 3 more credits »
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An examination of the romantic life of a young man in New York City and his sometimes fleeting, sometimes profound experiences with the women he encounters.

Director: Chadd Harbold
Stars: Shiloh Fernandez, Ella Rae Peck, Paten Hughes
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Don, a nineteen-year-old sophomore at a Texas junior college, tries to escape his Bible Belt upbringing for life in the Pacific Northwest at the most godless campus in America.

Director: Steve Taylor
Stars: Marshall Allman, Claire Holt, Tania Raymonde
Till Dark (2015)
Short | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A teen boy's obsession with his childhood best friend reaches a peak when he discovers she's been spending time with the other member of their trio.

Director: Quinn Shephard
Stars: Ian Colletti, Will Denton, Natalia Dyer
Don't Let Me Go II (2016)
Adventure | Fantasy | Horror

An ailing father, who is about to undergo a potentially life-threatening surgery, takes his teenage kids into the woods to try and recapture their early closeness, before he and his wife ... See full summary »

Director: Giorgio Serafini
Stars: Natalia Dyer, Isabelle Fuhrman, James Le Gros
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Preacher's kid Henry Gamble is turning 17 today. Bring your swimsuit.

Director: Stephen Cone
Stars: Joe Keery, Pat Healy, Tyler Ross
Thriller

After talented architect, Alex Reaves, achieves the impossible - transforming the long- abandoned Fairmont Meat Company slaughterhouse into the ultramodern high-tech Lofts - his family and ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Moss
Stars: Joe Keery, Nadine Velazquez, Callum Blue
As You Are (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Set in the early 1990's, "As You Are" is the telling and retelling of a relationship between three teenagers as it traces the course of their friendship through a construction of disparate memories prompted by a police investigation.

Director: Miles Joris-Peyrafitte
Stars: Owen Campbell, Charlie Heaton, Amandla Stenberg
Turks & Caicos (TV Movie 2014)
Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

MI5 agent on the tax-exile islands (Turks and Caicos) encounter a CIA agent and some American businessmen, on the islands for a conference. When one of them falls in the sea, another of them seems to know more than she's sharing.

Director: David Hare
Stars: Winona Ryder, Christopher Walken, Bill Nighy
PacMouse (2003)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A single male mouse is trapped in a cage with a six females in heat. Will he escape alive?

Director: Leah Meyerhoff
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Sarah Bradley-King ...
Young Mother
Peter Corrie ...
Boyfriend
...
Daughter
Robert Hancock ...
Doctor
Kevin McGarry ...
Production Designer
Toni Meyerhoff ...
Mother
Naomi Schneider ...
Young Daughter
Edit

Storyline

"Twitch" is a coming of age story about a teenage girl forced to care for her disabled mother, while beginning to come to terms with her emerging sexuality. Irrationally fearful that her mother's disability is contagious, she attempts to suffocate any possibility of illness. Her boyfriend, oblivious to her increasing hypochondria, only seems interested in her physically. Unable to find the emotional intimacy she craves, she ultimately must confront her fears and learn to take care of herself. Written by Leah Meyerhoff

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A young girl's desperate search for a childhood lost.

Genres:

Short

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 January 2005 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$5,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Twitch is powerful
7 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw it at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City Utah. It's about a girl who's afraid she'll end up in a wheelchair like her mom. She tries to confide in her boyfriend but he is insensitive and oblivious. The film effectively cuts back and forth between her strained relationship with her mother and her conflicted relationship with her boyfriend. The actors gave strong performances, very realistic. Most of the time it didn't even seem like they were acting. It seemed like they were actually experiencing. Especially the lead girl. She is one to keep an eye on. Overall it was quite an emotionally moving film. That's probably why it won the Grand Jury prize.


4 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Twitch (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?