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Southern dysComfort (2012)

| Short, Comedy, Drama
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A white male from the South, reared and mentored by a black nanny, navigates his way through upscale excess while surrounded by dysfunctional family and friends.


Patrick McEveety
7 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Alton Lowder ... Michael
Lynne Newton ... Annie Mae
Kathy Bell Denton ... Doris Lowder
Robin Alden Douglass Robin Alden Douglass ... Clayton Lowder
Mike Breyer ... Kennedy Gamble
Lynne Alana Delaney ... Kelly Lowder
DH Lewis ... Aunt Jessie Mae (as D.H. Lewis)
Robyn Von Arx ... Betty Lowder
Steve Carnahan Steve Carnahan ... Steve
Andrea M. Anderson ... Holland (as Andrea Anderson)
India Adams India Adams ... Grandmother
Andrew Pierno ... Michael's Son Siren
Patti O'Toole Patti O'Toole ... Patti
Tamara Goodwin Tamara Goodwin ... Gardenia
Monika Casey ... Dorian, Michael's Second Wife


Set in the Deep South amongst a tapestry of fairytale excess, this story is sure to bring a smile and a chuckle. Michael is reared and mentored by an African American nanny, Annie Mae. Michael is surrounded by by dysfunctional family and family. Annie Mae is the "mother" that navigates Michael through perplexing personal matters which continually present hilarious complications. Written by Michael Alton Lowder

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Short | Comedy | Drama | Family



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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Lynne Alana Delaney won Best Lead Actress for Southern dysComfort (2012) at the Tenerife International Film Festival See more »


Michael Alton Lowder: No one ever learned how to swim by sitting on the side of the pool.
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A must-see on it's won, but so, so much more!
18 January 2013 | by rrg858See all my reviews

Loved the color and feel of the entire piece! From the opulence down to the decadence it fills the film canvas with a rainbow array of what a life of privilege in the South might be like. And, Although a short (under 40 minutes), I can absolutely see this as as a TV series or a feature film with sequels. The range of characters in the upscale, totally dysfunctional Southern household would easily supply 5 seasons worth of stories and beyond. From drug addicted, carousing Michael, who is a serial "marryer" to his money-hungry ex-wife, Kelly, all the way to Michael's Nanny, Annie Mae who rules the roost, it is a chaotic glimpse of how the other half might live. A bit of a Southern Upstairs/Downstairs with a modern twist it could easily entertain and pique the curiosity of the viewing public. Wish I had the money to invest in producing this for one of the cable networks as the risqué tone and antics probably wouldn't make it on network television!

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