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Let Others Suffer

Let Others SufferOVERVIEW

Genre: Comedy Feature
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Running Time: 87 minutes
Medium: High Definition 720P/24P


CAST & CREW

Director: Todd Peters
Producer: Matthew Gossin, Scott Shelley, Todd Peters
Co-Producer: Page Ostrow
Editor: Matthew Gossin
Cast: Todd Peters, Andrei Belgrader, Jeremy Rabb, Caroline Hall, Mark Boyett, Blair Sams, Anthony Cistaro, Priscilla Allen
Cinematographer: Scott Shelley
Original Score: John Reis
Writer: Todd Peters, Jeremy Rabb
Producer's Representative: Ostrow and Company

REVIEW

"A VERY funny movie: director Todd Peters takes an idea and
completely runs with it in a hilarious and original new comedy."
~ Jason Whyte
eFilmCritic

"Once in a great while, you see a movie with an ensemble of brilliant but unknown actors and you just know they will all be very famous one day. This is that movie."
~ Eugene Jarecki
Director, Why We Fight
Winner Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival

"A remarkably adept mockumentary featuring a terrific ensemble cast."
~ Kathy Kay
Festival Director, Victoria Film Festival

“Let Others Suffer has the flavor of an early Woody Allen movie.”
~ Soren Anderson
The News Tribune


SYNOPSIS

Todd finds a flyer for a feminist film festival on the same day he finds a book by the renowned documentary filmmaker, Ivan Libragi. Newly inspired, he reaches out to Libragi to help him in his quest to make an epic film about the women in his family. Libragi finds Todd to be an epic moron and does not offer to help, but gleefully decides to end his 20-year hiatus as a filmmaker to document Todd’s heroic ineptitude. A high-school classmate, Rebecca, is strangely eager to front the money for Todd’s project and head to points unknown. Suddenly, Todd has a mission, money and a crew, thanks to a local commercial director, Brandon, and his bumbling assistant, Greg.

The gang then embarks on their Journey to Courage – a trip to Spokane, Washington where Todd’s relatives live for some reason. Filled with a passion that only the truly ignorant can muster, these “documentarians” descend upon the poor unsuspecting women in Todd’s family. Thanks to no particular skill, they stumble on the compelling story of the mysterious disappearance of Todd’s grandfather. Despite the strange
parallels to his own life, Todd somehow ignores the obvious pull of the story, choosing instead to pursue his own asinine ideas. In the course of said pursuit, Todd is blackmailed by his grandmother, stripped of his funding, and accused of kidnapping. Having lost his film, his pride and the love of his life, Todd is pushed to the edge . . . literally.