A drama teacher's taboo relationship with an unstable student strikes a nerve in her jealous classmate, sparking a vengeful chain of events within their suburban high school that draws parallels to 'The Crucible'.

Director:

Quinn Shephard

Writers:

Quinn Shephard, Laurie Shephard (story by) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Chris Messina ... Jeremy Woods
Trieste Kelly Dunn ... Jennifer
Tate Donovan ... Robert McCarthy
Luke Slattery ... Eric
Nadia Alexander ... Melissa Bowman
Quinn Shephard ... Abigail Grey
Geneva Carr ... Mrs. Howell
Tessa Albertson ... Ellie Redgrave
Owen Campbell ... TJ
Marcia DeBonis ... Ms. Cohen
Sarah Mezzanotte ... Sophie Grant
Larry Mitchell ... Officer Dolan
Michael Jefferson Michael Jefferson ... Hallway Teacher
Lily Houghton ... Lily / Drama Student
Whitney Harris Whitney Harris ... Melissa's mom (voice)
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Storyline

It's the start of a new year at a small suburban high school. Abigail is an outcast who seeks solace in the worlds of the characters she reads about, much to the amusement of her manipulative classmate, Melissa. When an intriguing new drama teacher Jeremy casts Abigail over Melissa in Arthur Miller's The Crucible, Abigail's confidence blooms, and soon her relationship with Jeremy begins to move beyond just fantasy. Melissa, fueled by vengeful jealousy, begins to spiral out of control and concocts a plot against Abigail. This triggers a chain of events that will come to affect everyone around them, as well as reveal some dark truths.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Quinn Shepherd graduated from Metuchen High School, the school that appears in several scenes in the film. The mascot really is the Bulldogs. See more »

Connections

References The Crucible (1996) See more »

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Making It Slow
Written & Performed by Woodrow Skillson
Produced by Woodrow Skillson
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Amazing debut film, this isn't the last of Quinn Shepard!!
7 January 2018 | by WizinatorSee all my reviews

I am blown away by Shepard's talent. Blame is a edgy drama filled with complex characters and a spin on The Crucible we've never seen before. It's truly an original, unique film, something that can be quite difficult to come across in the movie industry today. I can see big things Shepard's future!!c


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blame See more »

Filming Locations:

Metuchen, New Jersey, USA

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Reel Enigma See more »
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