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Synopsis: Kathleen is a new mother plagued by intrusive thoughts and vivid images of harming her baby. Ashamed at herself for even thinking these thoughts, and afraid her baby will be taken from her, she tells no one. But it’s okay because she’d never actually hurt her baby, or would she?

Genre

Thriller

Rated

PG-13

Language

English

Run Time

13 minutes

Starring

Maura Kidwell (Kathleen)
Mickey O'Sullivan (Brandon)
Olive James Oakes (Baby)
Robyn Coffin (Rachel)
Natalie West (Lauren)

Directed by

Danny Rhodes

Written by

Lisa Cisneros

Produced by

Teresa Schaeffer

Composer

Catherine Yang

Cinematographer

Thomas Molash

Prod. Company

Rhodesclosed Productions - https://www.everythingsfinefilm.com/

Director's Statement

Everything’s Fine is a short psychological thriller with some horror elements sprinkled throughout. The story follows a routine day in the life of new mother, Kathleen. As she tries hard to keep her perfect house pristine, we begin to see her unravel mentally, revealing that she is clearly suffering from Postpartum OCD.

Lisa Cisneros (the writer) went through a mild case of Postpartum OCD after having her son. Postpartum OCD can manifest in unthinkable ways such as having horrific, murderous and/or abusive thoughts about your own baby. My goal was to capture Kathleen’s emotional, and terrifying, roller-coaster of a day by making her a prisoner in her beautiful home that presents so many macabre options for potentially harming her baby. I wanted to display this through a horror lens to really hit home how truly scary this disorder can be for the person suffering from it. Our goal as a team was to create a short film that makes its audience uneasy and feel like they are part of this 13-minute panic attack, in addition to shining light on Postpartum OCD.

Director's Bio

Danny Rhodes is an actor, writer and producer. Rhodes lives in Chicago where he is represented by Stewart Talent and is proud Papa to Rhodesclosed Productions, his production company specializing in horror movies. Danny graduated from Columbia College in Chicago and since then has appeared in many feature films and TV shows. He is looking forward to many collaborations ahead with his producing and writing partners, Teresa Schaeffer and Lisa Cisneros.

Awards

Toronto Independent Film Festival of Cift - Canada - 2020

Best Actress in Short Film (Maura Kidwell)

Mystic Film Festival - United States - 2020

Best Narrative Short Editing (Thomas Molash)

Horrible Imaginings - United States - 2020

Best Dramatic Short Film (Danny Rhodes)

Nominations

Horrible Imaginings - United States - 2020

Best Screenplay: Short Film

Official selection

Film Maudit 2.0 - United States - 2021

Lady Filmmakers Festival - United States - 2020

Sidewalk Film Festival - United States - 2020

Big Apple Film Festival - United States - 2020

Horror: Genre Lab - Presented by Lift-Off Global Network - United Kingdom - 2020

Country of Origin

United States

Production Year

2020

Official Website

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