Who bears responsibility when teenagers demand, doctors recommend and parents consent to the use of powerful psychotropic drugs to give kids an edge in an increasingly competitive and toxic culture?
Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) February 26, 2008
Liz Adams, the next American Film Institute (AFI) success story, is premiering her new short narrative project titled SIDE EFFECT on March 6th in Hollywood at AFI. Adams is currently a participant in AFI's prestigious Directing Workshop for Women (DWW). AFI's DWW acknowledges only those women who have displayed excellence in the areas of film, television and theatre.
Following in the footsteps of such renowned AFI-DWW artists as Maya Angelou, Lesli Linka Glatter, and Randa Haines, Adams carries on the legacy of greatness with her film SIDE EFFECT, but walks to her own beat. In a recent report compiled at San Diego State University it was concluded that "women in film were most likely to work on documentaries and romantic comedies and least likely to work on science fiction and horror features." Adams is bravely tackling the latter with SIDE EFFECT.
"I love a good scary movie! The genre can be so incredibly shocking, yet so fascinating and compelling at the same time," explains Adams. "I hope that my perspective will provoke deep emotion and alarm viewers with an innovative and unexpected approach."
Adam's SIDE EFFECT is a blood-curdling tale of science gone wrong in a pill-popping culture where the cure is more deadly than the disease. SIDE EFFECT asks the question, "What if evil came in a pill?" In this dark film, the teenaged Lauren is babysitting two children when the 'Jekyll and Hyde' side effect of her new prescription medication unleashes in her the urge to kill.
Set in a world where the pressure to perform is at an all time high and the demand for coping strategies has given rise to a pharmaceutical industry that stakes it's existence upon the sale of expensive chemical relief for our self inflicted modern symptoms, Adams' SIDE EFFECT poses the question, "Who bears responsibility when teenagers demand, doctors recommend and parents consent to the use of powerful psychotropic drugs to give kids an edge in an increasingly competitive and toxic culture?"
A private premiere screening and celebration for SIDE EFFECT will be held in Hollywood at AFI's Mark Goodson Screening Room on Thursday, March 6th at 8:00pm.
American Film Institute
Mark Goodson Screening Room
2021 N. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
All Media and Entertainment Industry Professionals are invited to attend this screening and party.
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Phone: (323) 363-5094
About Liz Adams
After more than twelve years as a successful entrepreneur, providing sales and marketing services to the computing resources and nanotechnology industries, Adams negotiated the sale of her business in order to follow her dreams into the world of motion picture production. She completed film school at Los Angeles City College in 2006 and has written and directed several short films for festival exhibition. Adam's latest project "Side Effect" is a short horror film made during her participation in the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop for Women. After serving as Vice President of Development at Independent Filmmakers Alliance in Los Angeles, Adams is currently preparing "Side Effect" for festival exhibition as well as continuing to develop the feature length version of "Side Effect" called "Blood Level."
American Film Institute's DWW 21st Cycle presents director Liz Adams' film short, Side Effect. Produced by Krishna Devine and Nick Ligonis, Side Effect is a dark horror that explores the phenomenon of chemical behavior control for teens.
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