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SFFILM Festival

Strawberry Mansion

Directed by Albert Birney, Kentucker Audley

USA | Live Events | 90

16 Apr
Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 9:30 pm PT


In 2035, auditors don’t just want to see your receipts for hidden expenses, they want to see your dreams. One such inspector, James (co-director Kentucker Audley), arrives at the house of Bella, an older woman, and finds himself falling in love with the younger version he encounters in her dreams. Meanwhile, a business conglomerate tries to populate her reveries with ads for fried chicken. Whimsical and unique, the film uses a story of blossoming love to depict the priceless sanctuary of imagination.

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Director Albert Birney

Baltimore-based Albert Birney is a director, writer, animator, and editor. He co-directed The Beast Pageant, his first feature, with Jon Moses in 2010. Among his other films are Sylvio (2017, co-directed with Kentucker Audley), short films It Feels Like Forever (2018) and Buzzer (2019), and Tux and Fanny (2019), an animated feature. He is currently working on a Tux and Fanny video game.

Director Kentucker Audley

Kentucker Audley is a director, writer, and actor, all talents he puts to use in Strawberry Mansion. He made his filmmaking debut with a short film, Bright Sunny South (2006), followed by Team Picture (2007), his first feature. Among his other features are Holy Land (2010), Open Five (2010), Open Five 2 (2012), and Sylvio (2017, co-directed with Albert Birney).

Film Details

Language English

Year 2020

Premiere California

Runtime 90

Country USA

Director Albert Birney, Kentucker Audley

Producer Taylor Shung, Sarah Winshall, Emma Hannaway, Matisse Rifai

Executive Producer Tim Headington, Theresa Steele Page, James Belfer, Adam Belfer, Andrew Belfer, Elaine Thomas, Todd Remis, David Moscow, Alex Plapinger, Adam Kersh

Editor Albert Birney

Cinematographer Tyler Davis

Music Dan Deacon

Cast Kentucker Audley, Penny Fuller, Grace Glowicki