Dustin Guy Defa

  • Dustin Guy Defa – Family Nightmare (2011)

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    Family Nightmare (2011)
    Family Nightmare (2011)

    A dizzy trip through the mid-1990s with a dysfunctional American family. Reliving a distracted child’s birthday party, an emotionless wedding, a Halloween in a garage and a Christmas marked with alcohol, drugs and perversion, the film is a crumpled letter from a filmmaker to his family: a shattered kaleidoscope of the destructive patterns that have trapped and wounded its members.Read More »

  • Dustin Guy Defa – The Adults (2023)

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    Eric’s plan to make a trip back home as short as possible begins to unravel as he finds himself balancing the challenging relationship with his two sisters and his addiction to a local poker game.Read More »

  • Dustin Guy Defa – Bad Fever (2011)

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    A humorless loner attempts to win the admiration of a drifter with his debut performance at the local comedy club

    The Village Voice wrote:
    The shaky handheld cinematography might be conventionally modern, but from its opening white-letters-on-red-background credit sequence to its diligent focus on a wayward loner drifting about the outskirts of society and sanity, Bad Fever has the empathetic soul of ’70s American filmmaking. Writer-director Dustin Guy Defa’s stark indie trains its character-study gaze on Eddie (Kentucker Audley), a socially dysfunctional twentysomething who—while living at home with his dour mom (Annette Wright), hanging out in empty diners, and entertaining stand-up comedy dreams by recording anecdotes on cassette—strikes up a random romance with Irene (Eleonore Hendricks), who lives in an abandoned school and has a fondness for kinky videotaping. Read More »

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