Strawberry Mansion (2022)
Director: Albert Birney, Kentucker Audley Run Time: 91 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021
Starring: Grace Glowicki, Kentucker Audley, Linas Phillips, Penny Fuller, Reed Birney
Country: United States
About the film:
Official Selection of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. In the not-too-distant future, an all-seeing surveillance state conducts “dream audits” to collect taxes on the unconscious lives of the populace. Mild-mannered government agent James Preble travels to a remote farmhouse to audit the dreams of Arabella “Bella” Isadora, an eccentric, aging artist. Entering Bella’s vast VHS archive, which contains a lifetime of dreams, Preble stumbles upon a secret that offers him a chance at love—and hope for escape.
“endearingly cash-strapped sci-fi fantasia…with a perceptive understanding of how dreams work”
—Guy Lodge for Variety
About the filmmakers:
Baltimore-based filmmaker Albert Birney has joined forces with offbeat actor-turned-director Kentucker Audley. Their first feature Sylvio, in which a small town gorilla joins a local TV program, debuted at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival and was named one of the Best 10 Movies of The Year by The New Yorker. Audley also founded the free microbudget streaming platform NoBudge and was named in Filmmaker Magazine’s annual “25 New Faces of Independent Film” in 2007, while Birney has helmed short and feature films as well as a video game based on his film Tux and Fanny.
In their second feature collaboration, Strawberry Mansion, Audley stars as dream auditor James Preble.See our upcoming films