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Raise Your Kids on Seltzer ()


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A husband-and-wife pair of retired cult deprogrammers experience marital strife when their past catches up with them.

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Tessa Wasserman-Wang
Jeff Kao ...
Terry Wasserman-Wang
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Chloe Farrel
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Bill Tannery
Kris Caltagirone ...
Dave Winters
Deniz Demirer ...
Jurgen Rinsma
William Cully Allen ...
Donovan Grotek
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Jenny Grotek
Mark Zucker ...
Jonathan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pamela Ambler ...
Conference Interviewer
Shelley Caltagirone ...
Hally
Natalie Echols ...
Dawn Rae Kennedy
Leoni Figueredo ...
Rhonda Elbart
Clint Gilbert ...
Office Manager
Aaron Hollander ...
Ray Shnorr (Conference)
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Ben Ackerman
Dana Lorena Leon ...
Silvia (Jurgen's Date)
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Bud Sturges
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John Bixler
Lillian Prouty ...
Young Tessa
Vivian Prouty ...
Young Willa
Maryelle Turner ...
Lynn Grotek
Solomon Zucker ...
Griffith

Directed by

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Daniel Kremer

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Jeff Kao ... ()
 
Daniel Kremer ... (story)
 
Daniel Kremer ... ()
 
Penny Werner ... ()

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Deniz Demirer ... associate producer
Sidney J. Furie ... executive producer
Aaron Hollander ... associate producer
Jeff Kao ... producer
Daniel Kremer ... producer
Peter Schwalbe ... executive producer
Penny Werner ... producer

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Tom Scott

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Aaron Hollander

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Charles Thackeray

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Luis Alfonso De la Parra ... sound
James Nighswonger ... sound recordist

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Alexander Perlman ... visual effects

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Plot Summary

Terry and Tessa are married ex cult deprogrammers living in the San Francisco Bay Area. A "deprogrammer" is a professional contracted by families to kidnap people away from dangerous cults to counsel them back into their previous lives. Terry and Tessa's cryptic motto during their often verbally and physically abusive deprogramming process: "For those who'd rather not drink the Kool-Aid, raise your kids on seltzer, bubble per bubble!" For the last fifteen years, to make ends meet in an age when cults have become less prevalent, they have produced stylish, unintentionally humorous corporate media. When Terry and Tessa are suddenly called back into their old business, they realize they are rusty, and are hereby doing more harm to their new subject than good. Their unusual marital relationship, itself built on a number of strange domestic rituals, soon begins to unfurl...and reconstitute itself in a way that they did not expect. Written by ConFluence-Film

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  • 107 min
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Budget $40,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Director Trademark: [Handwritten letters] A disturbing "snail mail" letter written to Terry and Tessa functions as the film's "McGuffin" See more »
Movie Connections Features A Cool Sound from Hell (1959). See more »

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