The poster for writer/director Theodore Collatos’s newest film, Tormenting the Hen, has arrived just before the film is set to have its world premiere at the Independent Film Festival of Boston this April 28th. Collatos (Brokenhorsefilms.org) is no stranger to the pages of FilmPulse. His first feature, Dipso, was covered as an inclusion for Unsung Indies; his latest short film, Albatross, appeared on my year-end overview of worthwhile short films from 2016; and even this film was featured as a Kickstart Sunday some time ago and also as a part of a discussion I had with the director back in October of last year.
The film is described as “a tumult of social malaise and toxic love, when playwright Claire is invited to set her latest work at a rural theater company, her fiancee Monica tags along for a much-needed vacation. Upon encountering Mutty, an enigmatic groundskeeper with a gross lack of social boundaries, Monica finds her hopes for respite, her future with Claire, and her very sanity thrown into jeopardy”. The film stars Dameka Hayes, Carolina Monnerat, Matthew Shaw, and Josephine Decker.