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2021 Festival Selections

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July 31 – August 7, 2021

August 9 – 15, 2021

the story

A seemingly prim and orderly woman struggles to cling to her sense of reality when her concerned sister enlists the help of a social worker to show her that her compulsive lifestyle is a delusion.

45 million American adults experience mental illness. EXTREME tells one such story about a woman, her sister and grief. Taking this opportunity to highlight mental illness in a unique way, our hope is to elicit honest and open dialogue by raising awareness to those who suffer, as well as questioning what is deemed acceptable behavior by society and almost more importantly why?

"Life doesn't make any sense without interdependence. We need each other and the sooner we learn that the better for all of us."

 

                                   - Erik Erikson

 
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"What more can I be doing?"

 

the filmmakers

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Anne Mulhall

Director / Writer

Anne Mulhall is a Rhode Island native and long time casting director, playwright and theater director. Some highlights of Anne's career include work on Academy Award and Golden Globe Nominated MOONRISE KINGDOM, the Peabody Award winning Showtime television series BROTHERHOOD, Fox's MADTV, as well as casting for some of the biggest names in Hollywood, Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, Henry Brommel just to name a few. Anne has a passion for quiet but powerful everyday real stories that highlight our sameness.

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Jaclyn Cole

Writer / Producer

Jaclyn Cole is an actor, writer and producer based in the Southeast with more than 50 independent film credits all along the East Coast. Jaclyn was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and studied acting and improv at the HB Studio NYC and Upright Citizens Brigade in LA. Inspired by the grief, suffering and trauma held by women most often in private and in solitude, Jaclyn and Anne worked tirelessly together to offer a story that could inspire compassion, empathy and connection. Jaclyn has a zest for learning, people and connection.

Britt McTammany

Director / DP / Editor

Britt McTammany is an Emmy-Award winning cinematographer. His career spans more than 30 years as a cinematographer, editor, sound designer, music composer, animator and graphic designer. One of the highlights of Britt's career includes work on the documentary film THE LIFE & TIMES OF BOBBY JONES about the prolific golfer.  Voiced by Sean Connery, it aired annually before The Master’s for more than 10 years. Britt has a lifelong interest in combining technology and artistic expression. Britt is a rare native Floridian.

 

the cast

Jaclyn Cole as Woman

Jaclyn Cole is an actor, writer and producer based in the Southeast with more than 50 independent film credits all along the East Coast. Jaclyn was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and studied acting and improv at the HB Studio NYC and Upright Citizens Brigade in LA. Inspired by the grief, suffering and trauma held by women most often in private and in solitude, Jaclyn and Anne worked tirelessly together to offer a story that could inspire compassion, empathy and connection. Jaclyn has a zest for learning, people and connection.

Salem Murphy as Social Worker

Salem Murphy is an actress based in New York City. Her most recent credits include NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS, winner at Sundance 2020 and the Silver Bear Grand Prize at the Berlin Festival 2020, FOR LIFE an ABC series and AAFC award for best drama,
Netflix's STRANGER THINGS, and Uzma in UZMA THE GREATEST which won best short at the Sun Valley Film Festival. Salem is excited about rich, interesting and emotional stories.

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Kristen Walsh as Sister

Kristen Walsh is a Florida based actress, working in theater for more than a decade. Some of her favorite roles include, ALICE in ALICE IN WONDERLAND, LYDIA BENNET in PRIDE & PREJUDICE, EURYDICE in EURYDICE, and TALIA in WOMEN'S WORK. Kristen is a member of the Phase Eight Theater Company founded by JaMario Stills (Juilliard) and serves as Publicity Chair for Phase Eight. Kristen is fanatic about complex and layered characters.

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"A safety issue?
Don't be ridiculous!"

 

see the film

Gold Heart Pictures' mission is telling stories that show the human heart still lives and as a result eliciting compassion, empathy and connection. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact us using the form below.  If you would like to view the screener for  extreme, please let us know and we will get you a passcode.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you on the film festival circuit and on silver screens everywhere soon.

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