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Emo Pill (2006)

Not Rated | | Short, Drama, Fantasy | 10 September 2006 (USA)
An adopted teenager on the verge of suicide finds solace, and delusions of a happy home life, in the form of a mysterious pill given to him by an angelic deity.

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Miles Nelson
Steve Brown ...
The Divine Providence
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Oliver Nelson
John Larsen ...
Jack Nelson
Denise Smiley ...
Karen Crawford
Jeff Watson ...
Johnny
Valerie Thomas ...
Robin
David Boleslawski Jr. ...
Mark
Keith Pyle ...
Lee
Larry Scott ...
Pastor Joseph
Barbara Lessin ...
Linda
Paul McCloskey ...
Jerry
Tanisha Dungee ...
Yolanda
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The Violinist
Jesse Levy ...
Drug dealer (scenes deleted)
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EMO PILL is an exercise in style. It's an exercise in the surreal. It's a dream. It's a nightmare. It's an illusion. It's reality. Miles sits on his bed, knife in hand, on the verge of suicide. He finds solace, and delusions of a happy home life, in the form of a mysterious pill found on his nightstand. The pill is given to him by an angelic deity identifying himself only as 'The Divine Providence.' He descends into a dream world created by this mysterious pill and experiences the life he wishes he had... Written by Anthony Spadaccini

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Short | Drama | Fantasy | Music

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Not Rated
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(festival cut)

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1.33 : 1
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A Discreet Breath
Composed by Mario Brian De Santis
Performed by Anthony Lee Rogers
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An artistic, emotional film with impact
4 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Anthony's latest short film shows his growth as both a director and writer. Without dialog, Spadaccini has taken an in-depth look and approach to a turmoil-engulfed teen life, and brought about an unusual solution that is deceptive in its simplicity and elegance. Whereas filmmakers are striving to ensure full breath of visual artistry with the latest effects, Anthony takes a more realistic and achievable approach so as not to throw the viewer off the story line. An artistic mixture of black and white, the film never veers to far from the confines of video, but its never an issue. What would be a turn-off for some viewers looking for a straightforward story enlightens this little gem with off-kilter characters within a tight, claustrophobic space. Well done.


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