2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16



Claire is under the grip of a mysterious cult. Desperate to be reunited with their daughter, Claire’s parents set out to recruit Ansel Roth, one of the world’s foremost authorities on mind control. But Ansel’s specialty, deprogramming cult members and returning them to their families, is not an exact science. Now, even his own book publisher is looking to break his legs. Ansel kidnaps Claire, who reveals herself to be a formidable challenge; her belief is unshakeable and her logic is undeniable. A battle of wits develops between the two as they delve deeper and deeper into each others minds.

Director: Riley Stearns

Executive Producer: Brian Joe

Producer: Keith Calder, Jess Calder, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Screenwriter: Riley Stearns

Cinematographer: Michael Ragen

Editor: Sarah Beth Shapiro

Production Designer: James Pearse Connelly

Additional Credits: Co-Producer: Chris Harding, Co-Producer: Roxanne Benjamin

Principal Cast: Leland Orser, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Ellis, Lance Reddick, Jon Gries, Leonard Earl Howze, Beth Grant


Austin, TX native Riley Stearns' short film The Cub premiered at Sundance 2013 and later online as part of VICE's series 'I'm Short Not Stupid'. The screenplay for Faults was voted into the 2013 Black List for best unproduced scripts. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife Mary. Faults is Stearns' first feature.

Sales Agent: WME

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Roxanne Benjamin
Snoot Entertainment


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