2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

The Master Cleanse

Sunday, March 13
2:45PM - 4:06PM

Alamo Lamar D
1120 S Lamar Blvd


Hashtags: #sxsw #TheMasterCleanseFilm

Down, out, and heartbroken, Paul attends a spiritual retreat to cleanse himself and fix his broken life but soon discovers that the cleanse releases more than everyday toxins… a lot more. The feature debut from Bobby Miller (TUB), THE MASTER CLEANSE is a trippy and fantastic journey that examines how we deal with the things that weigh us down in life, ultimately asking the all-important question: given the opportunity to literally face your demons, what would you do? 

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2016
Runtime: 81min

Director: Bobby Miller

Executive Producer: Gary Gilbert, Margot Hand, Jason Cloth, Alan Simpson, John Raymonds

Producer: Jordan Horowitz, Aaron L. Gilbert, Johnny Galecki

Screenwriter: Bobby Miller

Cinematographer: Michael Fimognari

Editor: Josh Crockett

Production Designer: Patrick M. Sullivan, Jr.

Sound Designer: Christian Dwiggins

Music: Rob Simonsen, Russ Howard III, Brendan Angelides

Additional Credits: Creature Effects Artists: Nicholas Podbrey, Werner Pretorius, Visual Effects Supervisor: George A. Loucas, Costume Designer: Tina Fiorda, Casting by: Justine Arteta and Kim Davis Wagner, CSA

Principal Cast: Johnny Galecki, Anna Friel, Kyle Gallner, Diana Bang, Kevin J. O'Conner, Oliver Platt, Anjelica Huston


Bobby graduated Columbia University’s Graduate MFA Film program in 2009. His short film TUB screened at SXSW in 2010 and has played over 50 festivals around the world. He's also been prolific on the web, writing & directing (and sometimes starring in) videos for Buzzfeed, MTV, SoulPancake, Frederator Studios, and Google. This is his first feature.

Sales Agent: WME

Public Film Contact
Deb McIntosh

Publicity Contact
Stephanie Davidson



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