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
When forced to re-cast the lead role two weeks prior to shooting, Anthony Spadaccini asked Timothy Farmer, who had already been hired as assistant director (and cast as Mark Nelson). Farmer accepted. It was Farmer's first on-screen role. As a result, production assistant David Boleslawski Jr. played Mark instead. Spadaccini later stated that this was the best decision he had ever made as a director. See more »
Alternative Environment / A Recognized Feeling
Composed by Mario Brian De Santis
Performed by Anthony Lee Rogers See more »
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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