Xavier (Matt Hopkins) is a traumatized writer who has recently moved to the town of New Rome with his wife, Sandra (Daniela Mastropietro), and their two children for a new start in life. When the locals begin to harass him over his objections to the real-estate development on the riverbank, Xavier lashes out. The situation becomes aggravated when he meets a stranger, who lures him into a series of shamanic sessions involving hallucinogens, forcing him to confront his demons. In the process a shadow self is born, whose influence Xavier has a hard time controlling. As the pressure from his surroundings mounts, Xavier spirals out of control, leading to a dramatic confrontation with the people around him.
Nicolas D. Sampson
Find yourself. Lose your mind.
Did You Know?
The story of Behind The Mirror pays subtle tribute to Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, Kerouac's On The Road, and Bukowski's Dinosauria We. See more
You and you ilk have torn my world apart and set it on fire, and now I'm going to do the same thing to you.
Stepping Out of the Shadows
Song Written and Arranged by Rick Surrano
Performed by Johnny Moon and Starz
Used by Kind Permission See more