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New Film 'Pill Head' Pummels Superhero Fatigue and Addictive Binges — Not Audiences

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Good Films Come in Small Doses — Daedalus Howell's Surreal Comedy 'Pill Head' Now Available to Rent or Buy on Amazon Prime Video

PETALUMA, Calif. - EntSun -- Audiences seeking sophisticated entertainment have turned away from superhero-glutted movie theaters only find themselves having to binge-watch streamers to get a story's full arc. Independent filmmakers in the San Francisco Bay Area, however, have created a cure — Pill Head.

With a tidy run-time of 80-minutes, the surreal comic feature comically considers "What happens if you take too many pills and wake up in a parallel universe?" Made with a dose of black humor and quantum-inspired hijinks, the art-house feature Pill Head "…Dives into the deep end of cinema's absurdity pool with arthouse flair..." according to the North Bay Bohemian. It also provides a complete and satisfying cinematic experience starting at only $1.99 on Amazon Prime Video.

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In the film, art student Theda (Emily Ahrens in her feature film debut) finds herself becomes a specimen in her university's experimental psych program after an overdose. But there's a side effect: She begins to see into the possibilities of alternate universes. When a doppelganger wards her off the program's enigmatic Dr. Ashe (Alia Beeton), she's determined to escape but her salvation lays through the looking glass of quantum quandaries and overcoming her own nature.

Throughout, Pill Head suggests a retro French New Wave sensibility with raw, verité-style black and white visuals, stunning debut performances, and a soaring original score by Longwave's Shannon Ferguson.

The critically-lauded film played theatrically in the Bay Area and marks the latest collaboration of Karen Hess and Daedalus Howell (producer-designer and writer-director, respectively) who create outside-the-box narrative art experiences in Petaluma, CA.

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Pill Head can be rented or purchased online at Amazon Prime Video (Amazon short link: https://amzn.to/2IY0DXA).

Press materials and images are available at https://cultd.ltd/pill-head-pr-dropbox. The official hashtag for the movie is #pillheadmovie. Screener links are available on request.

"…Satirically off-the-wall…" — Press Democrat

"…Mind-bending…" — Sonoma Valley Sun

"In its weirdness and campy aesthetic, 'Pill Head' would have to be placed…far outside mainstream movies…" — Marin Independent Journal

"…Whimsical…Hitchcockian…Screened to a sold-out crowd (and a delirious standing ovation)…" — Petaluma Argus-Courier

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