Directed by Toni Comas
Screenplay by Charlie Williams
Starring Gabe Fazio, Stuart Rudin
Edited by Charlie Williams, Marti Roca
Distribution: Begin Again Films
"..one of the major discoveries of Fantasia 2017, if not the film year itself, a superb supernatural drama that haunts its viewers with a seemingly simple story that unwinds with skillful complexity and compelling characters" - Fantasia Film Festival
SITGES FILM FESTIVAL
FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL
Winner - Best Film, Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival
Winner - Best Cinematography, Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival
"Deep inside the heart of middle America lie many different beliefs; beliefs in God, in country, in justice, and in America itself. Some of those beliefs extend beyond what are considered the norm – the paranormal, the unexplained, the unnatural. This is where the Spirit Doctors come in, two paranormal investigators who help those who feel their houses, and their very lives, are in upheaval due to supernatural forces. Michael (Gabe Fazio) actually has the gift of second sight and the ability to communicate with the dead, while Josh (Bradford West) deeply wishes he does and has convinced himself he can. And on one fateful summer's day, they find themselves dealing with events that make them question the nature of what they do, and uncover some of the real demons of this seemingly quiet part of America.
INDIANA is one of the major discoveries of Fantasia 2017, if not the film year itself, a superb supernatural drama that haunts its viewers with a seemingly simple story that unwinds with skillful complexity and compelling characters. Harkening back to a time when independent cinema meant regional cinema, director Toni Comas (co-writer of Fantasia Underground 2014 selection BAG BOY LOVER BOY) and co-writer Charlie Williams make Indiana itself their focus – the people who live there, the quiet lives they inhabit and the beliefs that drive them – building to a conclusion whose results are intense, even shockingly emotional. Aided in no small part by excellent lead performances from Fazio and West (along with great cinematography by Anna Franquesa Solano), INDIANA is a different kind of film than what you'd find in the Fantasia Underground section, heartbreakingly so. But its power lies in its ability to send its viewer to unexpected places with surprising ease. It's not to be missed."
- Matthew Kiernan, Fantasia Film Festival