FLESH AND BLOOD
Film - International Independents Filmfest 2017

FLESH AND BLOOD

Directed by Mark Webber

Info

Director: Mark Webber
Section: International Independents
Country: USA
Year: 2017
Language: English
Version: Original version
Cast: Madeline Brewer, Mark Webber, Guillermo Santos, Cheri Honkala
18+

Logline

FLESH AND BLOOD

Mark gets out of prison, returning to a home that's no more stable: His mother fled a violent household herself as a teen, and has now found her calling as a political activist. His stepbrother Guillermo has Asperger's, calls himself a nerd and is bullied at school. The film offers a sensitive and authentic portrayal of a dysfunctional family – acted by the director's real family – in which the burden of the past weighs heavy, and yet leaves room for closeness, for gestures of love and tenderness.

Meet the director

FLESH AND BLOOD

Mark Webber

Mark Webber was born in Minneapolis in 1980, grew up in Philadelphia with a single mom. He acted for Woody Allen (HOLLYWOOD ENDING, 2002), Thomas Vinterberg (DEAR WENDY, 2004), Jim Jarmusch (BROKEN FLOWERS, 2005) and Edgar Wright (SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD, 2013). He had his directing debut with multi-perspective social study EXPLICIT ILLS 2008. His films are frequently autobiographic in nature, such as THE END OF LOVE (2012).

Credits

Screenplay: Mark Webber
Director of Photography: Patrice Lucien Cochet
Film Editor: Sven Pape
Composer: Daniel Ahearn
Production Designer: Mark Webber
Costume Design: Mark Webber
Sound: Ben Kall
Producer: Teresa Palmer, Mark Webber, Dustin Hughes, David Rogers, Jason Tseng, Tim Dowlin
Production Company: Poor Rich Kids
World Sales: Visit Films