APOCALYPSE, ACCORDING TO DORIS

By Victor GOSS

STARVINGFILMSTUDENTS

Drama - Completed 2012

Unknown housewife living on the edge of the desert channels future events and becomes an overnight media sensation in this celebration of awakening human consciousness and empowerment of women. DORIS takes a look at our obsession with apocalyptic events, warning the danger of predicting the future.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama, Comedy, Romance
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 92 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Victor GOSS
    • Synopsis
    • What would happen if a lonely woman living on the edge of the desert suddenly channeled a message about the end of the world and ended up on the 11 o’clock news?
      This new apocalyptic comedy swept the Akasha Metaphysical Film Festival in Carmel last year with the top SPIRIT IN FILM AWARD, was selected as a script finalist in the first SUNDANCE WRITER'S LAB and was also a featured project at the INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM MARKET in New York.
      DORIS takes a spiritually subversive look at channeling, prophesy, and our current obsession with 2012, warning of the dangers of predicting the end-of-the-world.
      As described by Sydney Levine of IndieWIRE.com, "APOCALYPSE (according to Doris) is both funny and emotional, dealing with the paranormal, conscious awakening, and challenging us about who we are, how we act, and the meaning of existence.”
      In this story about an unknown housewife living on the edge of the desert, Doris Stiles involuntarily channels predictions of earthquakes supposedly to bring about the end of the world - and the press shows up en mass.
      She opens her door to true-believers and nut-cases alike, turning her dysfunctional family inside out for the whole world to see - including an unscrupulous reporter who infiltrates her group and has the tragic secret of his life exposed by this gifted woman.
      Understanding channeling and other involuntary psychic experiences is what Doris struggles hard to integrate into her life as she walks a virtual tightrope of paranormal experiences in a difficult family situation surrounded by an environment of national chaos.
      This narrative shares her experiences with viewers by celebrating the awakening and evolving human consciousness we now seem to be experiencing worldwide.
      So what is this business of channeling? Where do channels get their information from, and what does it mean to those of us who don't understand? Should we expect this "new way of knowing" to provide solutions for real-world problems? And does this point to new powers revealing themselves within all humanity?
      Viewers simply see Doris as the ordinary woman she is, not branded with the stigmatizing label of "psychic." She is a sensitive and thoughtful woman with everyday problems, struggling and stumbling with conflicted gifts of paranormal perception. This complication ultimately guides her life through crisis to a turning point where she must break free from routine and her past to become the butterfly she imagines herself to be, unfettered by criticism and negativity.
      This metaphysical drama might ask us to sort through the Neptunian ambiguousness of the new-age world to seek the actual, authentic, higher nature of ourselves - and to discriminate between that which is our true identity and that which is the comfortable clothing of a familiar delusion.
      Channeling is becoming common around the world now, and the rational mind reels at this unlikely appearance on the world stage. Common sense melts into chaos trying to consider what this phenomena might be - if it is phenomena at all.
      Join Doris in this newly emerging film genre “Apocalyptic Comedy” along with Focus Features SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD and Oscilloscope’s IT’S A DISASTER finding laughs, tears, and a whole lot of fun waiting for the world to end!
      You won't be disappointed because the spectacular performance by veteran TV players Jaime Gomez (Nash Bridges, CSI Miami) and Elise Robertson (Grey's Anatomy, Six Feet Under, Two & a Half Men) are worth the price of admission alone.
    • Partners & financing
    • StarvingFilmStudentsInc
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