Troubled is a unique film that is shot in the vein of dogme 95 mixing with grindhouse, this premiered at Cine World Milton Keynes in September 2007. Troubled tells the story of Freddy and ... See full summary »

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Jason Impey

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Jason Impey
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Nick Stoppani Nick Stoppani ... Freddy Salmon
Julie Gilmour Julie Gilmour ... Francesca Salmon
Simon Britton Simon Britton ... Jimbob
Julia Eve ... Jo
Kemal Yildirim Kemal Yildirim ... Conrad
Helena Martin Helena Martin ... Carmel
Rami Hilmi ... William Knot
Brian Kiernan Brian Kiernan ... Jack Kelso
Minna Paija Minna Paija ... Natalia
Jo Kingston Jo Kingston ... Josie May
Lorena Saiano Lorena Saiano ... Emily Salmon
Mary Tynan Mary Tynan ... Agony Aunt
Lewis Gardner Lewis Gardner ... Dream Demon
Lauren Waterman Lauren Waterman ... Inner Demon
Jason Impey ... Dream Demon 2
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Troubled is a unique film that is shot in the vein of dogme 95 mixing with grindhouse, this premiered at Cine World Milton Keynes in September 2007. Troubled tells the story of Freddy and Fanny Salmon, a brother and sister both with mental disabilities. Freddy suffers an extreme case of OCD as well as other issues in which Fanny looks after him. But she has a dark side, a temper that is growing out of control, and her caring with Freddy turns into an obsessive incest relationship in which Freddy is stuck in, will he be able to escape his deranged sister with help from his friends? Enter the world of mental illness at is most controversial side. Written by Jason Impey

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This film had an A4 sheet of paper as the synopsis and the script was created by the cast throughout the takes. See more »

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Referenced in Cut & Paste (2009) See more »

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Jason Impey's most personal picture to date
17 July 2009 | by Mathis_VogelSee all my reviews

"Troubled" was the first Jason Impey picture I've seen and it remains one of his more unusual and interesting works for me. Impey is doing for Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire what George Romero did for Pittsburgh back in the day – constantly shooting low-budget pictures that are recognisably set in the region. Freddy Salmon is one of the more complex and memorable characters you'll find in the Impey oeuvre. Director himself appears in the role of a seemingly unstoppable antagonist who is chasing Freddy in his nightmares. Among the film's weaknesses is the pacing, a problem plaguing 90 percent of indie films. It's very hard to make a coherent narrative film of any length all by yourself and it's a mission to make a feature. If you appreciate independent digital product, you may find "Troubled" of interest. It's a stab at character-driven drama in the vein of Cassavetes' 'Shadows' and Dogme films from a young director known mainly on the sexy trash horror market. I prefer "Troubled" to his later, more technically polished films because it is touching and as close to "personal cinema" as this exploitation prodigy has gotten so far.


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September 2007 (UK) See more »

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GBP500 (estimated)
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