Lennon exists timidly on the sidelines of the thriving Columbus, Ohio indie music scene, yearning for a personal connection that might shepherd her into the inner sanctum of warehouse concerts, exclusive backstage, house parties and the cutting-edge art scene. As she fuels her desire for entrée into a podcast featuring live music and conversations with the artists she so fervently admires, Lennon finds inspiration for her own musical ambitions…and a growing sense of misdirected identity. Enter Bobbi Kitten, an enigmatic, striking and talented half of a popular, indie pop duo, who takes Lennon under her confident wing—unwittingly entangling herself in a dark obsession.
In Noah Dixon and Ori Segev’s intriguing first feature film, we are treated to a contemporary thriller against the backdrop of a burgeoning, real-life music scene. Quietly leading the way is newcomer Sylvie Mix, whose quiet, observant performance deceptively masks Lennon’s growing fixation with Bobbi Kitten, played by the Columbus musician and performer of the same name. Absolutely brimming with style, atmosphere and a healthy dose of dryly, laugh out loud humor, Poser is an altogether watchable and exciting debut. —Liza Domnitz
Ori Segev and Noah Dixon are award-winning directors who create and helm music videos, shorts, and documentaries. They are making their feature directing debut with Poser.