Tormenting the Hen

2017 - 77 minutes

An allegory of sexual inequality.
— John DeFore (The Hollywood Reporter)
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Thoughtful, artful, mesmerizing, suffocating...
— Peter Martin (Screen Anarchy)
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Extremely unsettling and riveting film.
— Matt Fagerholm (RogerEbert.com, Indie Outlook)
Meticulously crafted.
— Don Simpson (Hammer to Nail)
Mysterious and magnetic.
— Besty Sherman (The Arts Fuse)
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A taut thriller.
— Kevin Rakestraw (Film Pulse)
Nerve Jangling freekout.
— Sean Burns (Boston Reel)
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Indie Memphis Film Festival 

*Duncan-Williams Scriptwriting Award* 

Sidewalk Film Festival

Independent Film Festival of Boston (IFFBoston)

New Hampshire Film Festival

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THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: REVIEW

Screen Anarchy: Review

Indie outlook: Interview

Hammer to Nail: Review

The Arts Fuse: review

Film Pulse: review

Boston Reel: review

Filmmaker Magazine: film clip

Filmmaker Magazine: How I Shot "Tormenting the Hen"

Filmmaker Magazine: interview

FANDOR essay: THE POLITICS OF MOVIE FOOD

Indiewire: Project of the week

FILM PULSE: interview

Filmwax

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When playwright Claire is invited to set her latest political work at a rural theatre company, her fiance Monica tags along for a much-needed vacation.

Upon encountering Mutty, an enigmatic neighbor with a gross lack of social boundaries, Monica's hope for a quiet vacation, and perhaps her very sanity, are thrown into utter jeopardy.

 

Credits

Theodore Collatos - Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor

Ben Umstead - Producer

Matt Grady - Producer

George Mantos - Editor, Producer

Justin Sherratt - Executive Producer

Tyler Rubenfeld - Assistant Director

Christopher Jason Bell - Creative Consultant

Sarah Lipstate - Music

Matt Shaw - Percussion

Guillermo Tunon - Colorist

Jay Lifton - Composer

Cast

Matt Shaw

Carolina Monnerat

Josephine Decker

Dameka Hayes

Brian Harlan Brooks

David Malinsky

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