TOUCHY FEELY

By Lynn SHELTON

MAGNOLIA PICTURES & MAGNET RELEASING - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2012

Abby is a massage therapist who develops an uncontrollable aversion to bodily contact, which makes her occupation impossible and severely hinders her love life. Meanwhile, rumors of her brother Paul’s “healing touch” begin to miraculously invigorate his dental practice and life outside the office.

Festivals
& Awards

Beijing IFF 2014
Global vision
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Lynn SHELTON
    • Writer(s)
    • Lynn SHELTON
    • Producer(s)
    • Steven SCHARDT (Touchy Feely LLC)
    • Synopsis
    • TOUCHY FEELY is a closely observed examination of a family whose delicate psychic balance suddenly unravels. Abby (Rosemarie DeWitt), is a sought after massage therapist and a free spirit, while her brother Paul (Josh Pais) thrives on routine and convention, running a flagging dental practice and co-dependently enlisting the assistance of his emotionally stunted daughter Jenny (Ellen Page). Suddenly, transformation touches everyone. Abby develops an uncontrollable aversion to bodily contact, which not only makes her occupation impossible but severely hinders the passionate love life between her and her boyfriend (Scoot McNairy.) Meanwhile, rumors of Paul’s “healing touch” begin to miraculously invigorate his practice as well as his life outside the office. As Abby navigates her way through a soul-searching identity crisis, her formerly skeptical brother discovers a whole new side of himself. TOUCHY FEELY is about the experience of living in one’s own skin, both literally and figuratively. The film, written and directed by Shelton, and co-starring Allison Janney, Ron Livingston, and newcomer Tomo Nakayama (of the indie rock band Grand Hallway), is filmed on location in Shelton’s hometown and urban muse of Seattle.
Distribution Country
Release date
Distributor
Rights
Local title
Company Country Roles