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Out of My Mind (2016)

Carter is a successful mystery writer on the rise. Fueled by alcohol, and a chance meeting with a beautiful woman in blue, his latest book is flowing out of him. If only he could find the ... See full summary »

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Cindy Maples

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John Cosper (original story), Cindy Maples (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Rusty James ... Carter
Mina Fedora Mina Fedora ... Woman in Blue
Michael Diton-Edwards Michael Diton-Edwards ... Louis
Clint Calvert ... Mysterious Man
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Laura Atchison Laura Atchison ... Bar Patron
Mark Atchison Mark Atchison ... Author
Lyndsey Bassett Lyndsey Bassett ... Bar Patron
Krista Belfield Krista Belfield ... Bar Patron
Wendy Brown Wendy Brown ... Bar Patron
Rachel Cartwright Rachel Cartwright ... Bar Patron
Chelsea Casanova ... Photographer
Malcolm Cook Malcolm Cook ... Bar Patron
Laura Dages Laura Dages ... Bar Patron
Sharon Dennis Sharon Dennis ... Author
Michael Doan Michael Doan ... Bar Patron
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Carter is a successful mystery writer on the rise. Fueled by alcohol, and a chance meeting with a beautiful woman in blue, his latest book is flowing out of him. If only he could find the source of dripping water that's driving him insane. As the novel progresses and the bourbon flows, what Carter's written about the woman takes a hauntingly dark turn. Slipping into madness might be a great way to write, but are the horrors of the night real or only something out of his mind? Written by Cindy Maples

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Slipping into madness might be a great way to write, but are the horrors of the night real or only something out of his mind?

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Short | Horror

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USA

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English

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15 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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USA

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$1,500 (estimated)
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Dripping with Creativity
27 October 2016 | by masodoSee all my reviews

A brand new vehicle has been added to the Carriage House Productions stable of creative independent cinema (in association with Koldwind Productions.) Director Cindy Maples gets her creative juices flowing to the point of "dripping" in this, her latest film project.

"Out of my Mind" is a mysterious little thriller based on the story "Drip Drip" written by John Cosper. The screenplay/adaptation was a collaboration between Cindy Maples and Neil Kellen and found it's way into my consciousness through the predictably masterful camera work of Joe Atkinson. Credit Al Ponton and Lewis Chaney with expertly lighting this artistic offering. Successfully edited by Neil Kellen, this fifteen minute short packs all the entertainment value of any film two times thrice its run-time.

Hearkening to the film noir genre, this pseudo-narrative added color and complexity and presented a film that was as much horror as mystery. "Out of my Mind" was exactly how I felt as I tried to predict the outcomes of the actions in view. Once I surrendered to the fact this film was not playing back some tired, old formulaic devices but was instead telling me a story in a most unique way, I was rewarded with a tasty, tricky tale.

Rusty James is atop his game in his portrayal of best-selling mystery author "Carter"; haunted by rejection and a desire to redirect those negative emotions into something better suited to pay the bar tab. Mina Fedora brings her assets to bear in a mighty performance as the Woman in Blue. Though her eyes plead for rescue, Carter is limited in his available options to relieve her misery.

I find this to be a deep deep drama that develops fully in the mind only upon reflection. It must be a great feeling for everyone involved to know their efforts have resulted in such an outstanding film. Keep 'em coming Cindy!


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