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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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.
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).
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