Factory 25 Bringing Us Fresh Horror Tales with Nancy, Please and Silver Bullets
Factory 25 just dropped us a line to let us know they've lined up Andrew Semans' Nancy, Please and Joe Swanberg's Silver Bullets for distribution; and we've got the skinny, artwork, and trailers for both. Dig it!
From the Press Release
Factory 25 has acquired the Tribeca Film Festival film Nancy, Please, a twisted story of obsession and rage directed by Andrew Semans starring Eléonore Hendricks (Bad Fever, Daddy Longlegs and The Dish & the Spoon) and Will Rogers. Nancy, Please tells the story of Paul, a young, gifted, and aimless Yale University student who has just moved in with his girlfriend and is struggling to complete his dissertation before embarking on a career in academia. There’s just one snag: As Paul is unpacking his belongings, he discovers that he has left something behind, and only his obstinate and casually sinister former roommate, Nancy, can give it back to him. Paul contacts Nancy, but she will not cooperate and proceeds to thwart Paul’s clumsy and increasingly frantic efforts to retrieve his property. What should be the simplest of errands becomes intolerably difficult. His annoyance turns to rage and then to obsession. As Paul becomes increasingly consumed with Nancy, he begins to unravel, and his life becomes much, much worse before it gets better. The film premieres theatrically in Chicago on April 5th and in New York on May 24th and will play across the country with screenings continuing through the spring and early summer.
In Silver Bullets, Ethan (Joe Swanberg) is a director who aims to make meaningful art films, but he is struggling with a creative slump and disengagement with his work. His girlfriend, Claire (Kate Lyn Sheil), is an actress whose career is beginning to take off. She has accepted the lead part in a werewolf movie being directed by talented young horror filmmaker Ben (Ti West). Ethan's depression leads to jealousy over both Claire’s success and her increasingly close relationship with Ben. Ethan decides to retaliate against Claire by casting her best friend, Charlie (Amy Seimetz), in a romantic role opposite himself in his new film. As pettiness and jealousy spiral out of control within their relationship, Claire begins to slip into a surreal fantasy world that more closely mirrors her role in the werewolf film than that of her real life.
Largely improvised, Silver Bullets draws inspiration from Chekhov's The Seagull and Roman Polanski's Bitter Moon, while using David Foster Wallace as a reference point to explore fame, depression, and suicide.
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