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Emo Pill (2006)

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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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Cast overview:
Miles Nelson
Steve Brown ...
The Divine Providence
Oliver Nelson
John Larsen ...
Jack Nelson
Denise Smiley ...
Karen Crawford
Jeff Watson ...
Valerie Thomas ...
David Boleslawski Jr. ...
Keith Pyle ...
Larry Scott ...
Pastor Joseph
Barbara Lessin ...
Paul McCloskey ...
Tanisha Dungee ...
The Violinist
Jesse Levy ...
Drug dealer (scenes deleted)


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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The two shots in the birthday party scene were filmed a week apart. Timothy Farmer shot his footage first. David Boleslawski Jr. was Farmer's body double in the second shot (you only see the back of his shoulder as the partygoers are giving their gifts to Miles). See more »


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Composed by Mario Brian De Santis
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Excellent Film
25 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent short film. What great meaning there is for the young man and the fight against his own life. He sees his life in such a bad light. It is amazing how the pill provides a new life that gives him his perception of his life in a much better light. There is great genius behind this film and makes a very powerful statement without saying a word. That is one of the things that makes this short film so great- it says a lot without saying anything at all. Kudso to the entire cast and crew of this film. I am definitely looking forward to seeing others and recommend them to anyone who wants to see a great film with solid meaning behind it.

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