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The Chair


The Chair is the story of a mysterious outbreak of poisonous mold in a small town and one boy's attempt to understand his mother's death, his grandmother's obsession with their discarded recliner, and the roots of this short-lived, strange, and inexplicable plague.


Director(s): Grainger David

Producer(s): Spencer Kiernan, Caroline Oliveira

Screenwriter(s): Grainger David

Cinematographer: Jimmy Lee Phelan

Editor(s): Jarrah Gurrie

Production Designer: Kate Rance

Sound Designer: Scott Hirsch

Music: Sasha Gordon

Additional Credits: SOUND: Levi Abrino, 1ST AC: Cole Koehler, GAFFER: Tristan Allen, GRIP: Igor Ibradzic, SCRIPT SUPERVISOR: Andinh Ha

Principal Cast: Khari Lucas, Ja'kye Williams, Jadin Williams, Amya Williams, Rev. Martha Florence Brown, King Hoey

Director Bio


Grainger David is a director and screenwriter from Wadmalaw Island, SC. THE CHAIR is his NYU Grad Film thesis project. Grainger is currently at work on a new short funded by the South Carolina Film Commission. He was recently awarded a Spring 2012 filmmaker residency at the MacDowell Colony.


Public Film Contact

Grainger David
Marker 96 Films
1204 Martins Point Road
Wadmalaw Island
South Carolina


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