Thriller - Completed 2017

Holly Kane is an obsessive psychologist who attempts to reprogramme her subconscious mind, but when her actions become increasingly uncharacteristic she fears her experiment is dangerously out of control.

& Awards

St Louis 2016
Official Selection
Wicked Film Festival 2016
Official Selection
Anchorage 2017
Official Selection
IndependentDays 2017
Official Selection
Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival 2017
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Thriller
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 103 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Tom SANDS
    • Writer(s)
    • Mick SANDS
    • Producer(s)
    • Phil HARRIS (Substantial Films), Tom SANDS (SUBSTANTIAL FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • Holly Kane (Kirsty Averton) is a 29-year-old experimental psychologist, whose determined research into mind-control techniques is driven by a fear of insanity. In her quest to control her unconscious thoughts, Holly is experimenting with drug-fuelled subliminal programming when two very different men come into her life.

      She is swept off her feet by Dennis Macintyre (James Rose), a handsome 35-year-old who seems to be impulsive and vulnerable but who conceals a background in military intelligence.

      Meanwhile, her career gets a much-needed boost from Marvin Greenslade (Nicky Henson), a celebrated 73-year-old psychologist who uses his power and influence to facilitate the clinical trials that will legitimise Holly’s experiments. But Marvin hasn’t told Holly the complete truth either.

      When Holly steps up her experiments on herself with more sophisticated equipment and more powerful drugs, she descends into paranoia and madness.

      To discover the truth about what’s happening to her, Holly must learn to trust something other than her mind.

      THE HOLLY KANE EXPERIMENT is a dark and intelligent psychological thriller about mind control, centred around one woman’s battle for sanity in the face of extreme psychological pressure. It is the second film from father-son, writer-director team Mick Sands and Tom Sands.