Paper Spiders adds to the conversation about mental health but this is a film that should not be ignored during awards season. This is a very personal film for co-writer Natalie Shampanier. She draws upon her own experiences in telling this story. Her mother was a victim of persecutory delusional disorder. Unlike Melanie (Stefania LaVie Owen) in the film, Natalie is a therapist but no therapy could help her late mother’s situation. It’s these personal…"Paper Spiders: Do Not Sleep on This Film!"
Summer Night is a coming-of-age story about finding love in a small Northern California town towards the last days of the summer. While the evening’s headliner is a concert at The Alamo, just about everyone is dealing with something going into the night. On the one hand, we have Jameson (Ellar Coltrane) torn between Harmony (Victoria Justice) and Corin (Elena Kampouris). Yeah, there’s certainly something going on here when Jameson isn’t completely over Corin. I’m…"Summer Night: Coming of Age in California"