By Minos PAPAS


Drama - Completed 2015

A traumatized writer moves to rural New York with his family, but when hostile townspeople invade his privacy and a cunning shaman manipulates him, his life spirals out of control.

& Awards

Manhattan Film Festival 2015
Best Thriller
Mexico International Film Festival 2015
Best Thriller
Great Lakes International Film Festival 2015
Seatlle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival 2016
Hudson Valley International Film Festival 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 102 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Minos PAPAS
    • Writer(s)
    • Nicolas D. SAMPSON
    • Producer(s)
    • Nicolas D. SAMPSON (Sampsonic Media), Minos PAPAS (Cyprian Films, New York)
    • Synopsis
    • Xavier (Matt Hopkins) is a traumatized writer who has recently moved to the town of New Rome with his wife, Sandra (Daniela Mastropietro), and their two children for a new start in life. When the locals begin to harass him over his objections to the construction development on the riverbank, Xavier lashes out. The situation becomes aggravated when he meets a stranger, who lures him into a series of shamanic sessions involving hallucinogens, which force him to confront his demons. In the process a shadow self is born, whose influence Xavier has a hard time controlling. As the pressure from his surroundings mounts, Xavier spirals out of control, leading to a dramatic confrontation with the people around him.