SHORTS IN COMPETITION: NARRATIVE

ROOT OF THE PROBLEM

Directed by Ryan Spindell
SHORT NARRATIVE 14 Minutes New York Premiere
FILM GUIDE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM
In the candy-colored world of 1950s suburbia, a reluctant young housewife suspects that the friendly neighborhood dentist is hiding a horrible secret. Is it just the anesthesia at work, or is there something more sinister hiding below the surface?

Screening in Shorts Program: Deadbolt
Horror, Thriller, Comedy, Science Fiction
About the Director(s)
RYAN SPINDELL was born in Maine and raised Florida. In 2007, he directed the TFF-selected short Kirksdale, which went on to screen at over sixty festivals and win dozens of awards. Now a freelance writer, director and graphic designer, he resides in Los Angeles. His first feature, The Mortuary Collection, is slated for production in 2013.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Shorts in Competition: Narrative
  • Year:
    2012
  • Length:
    14 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    USA
  • Premiere:
    New York
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Cinematographer:
    Nathan Lavine-Heaney
  • Composer:
    Gregory Tripi
  • Executive Producer:
    Marcia Bloomfield, Steven Weisberger, Teri Weisberger
  • Screenwriter:
    Ryan Spindell, Mark E. Davidson
  • Producer:
    Ryan Spindell, Nathan Lavine-Heaney, Mark E. Davidson
  • Director:
    Ryan Spindell
  • Cast:
    Brea Grant, Ptolemy Slocum, Alison Gallaher, Chad Jamian Willaims
  • Editor:
    Alessandro Soares, Benjamin Bumgarner

Contacts
  • Print Source
    Ryan Spindell
    Trapdoor Pictures
    Los Angeles, 90026
    Phone: 850 567 2041
    rspindell@gmail.com
  • International Sales Contact
    Ryan Spindell
    Trapdoor Pictures
    Los Angeles, 90026
    Phone: 850 567 2041
    rspindell@gmail.com
  • Press Contact
    Ryan Spindell
    Trapdoor Pictures
    Los Angeles, 90026
    Phone: 850 567 2041
    rspindell@gmail.com
  • US Sales Contact
    Ryan Spindell
    Trapdoor Pictures
    Los Angeles, 90026
    Phone: 850 567 2041
    rspindell@gmail.com