Sam is a reclusive, anti-social young man who has been absorbed into a toxic web forum. He finds solace with those who share the same self-described title as him - Incel (short for 'involuntarily celibate'). When his countless real-life efforts at love fail, this anonymous community pushes him over the edge to a dangerous conclusion.

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John Merizalde


Director: John Merizalde
Executive Producer: Jerad Anderson
Producer: Brendan Varni, John Lusby
Screenwriter: John Merizalde
Cinematographer: Sean Conaty
Editor: Chad Sarahina
Production Designer: Kyle Vannoy
Sound Designer: Matthew Dunaway
Music: Miami Nights 1984
Principal Cast: Théodore Pellerin, Meredith Adelaide, John Y. Li
Additional Credits: Colorist: David Torcivia, Costume Designer: Annette Kiddo


Publicity Contact
Brendan Varni
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2018
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Screening in: Shorts Program 2
Screening Section: Narrative Shorts Competition
Screening Format: Narrative Short
Country: ["United States"]
Language: English
Runtime: 13:50 mins