When Inez (Tawny Cypress) took her own life after a long struggle with bipolar disorder and drug addiction, she left no note--only a pile of old photos strewn about her bed. The two people closest to her--her sister, Kira (Talia Thiesfield), and Kira's fiancé, Doug (Michael Chernus)--are left with too many questions. Doug embarks on a self-destructive quest to decipher the significance of the photographs and understand what finally pushed Inez over the edge. As Doug's investigation grows more obsessive, his relationship with Kira begins to unravel, as does his sanity--until he finds himself face to face with his own demons.
PRODUCED BY: Caitlin Cold, Márcia Mayer, Julia Kots, Joe Dinnen | CINEMATOGRAPHER: Freek Zonderland | PRODUCTION DESIGN: Alina Smirnova | COSTUME DESIGN: Leila Saad | EDITOR: Julia Kots | COMPOSER: Lambert
1091 Media acquires Inez & Doug & Kira for Fall 2020 release. - Deadline
It’s genuinely rejuvenating to see how Kots captures so completely a portrait of a woman who was never allowed to present herself fully… Such an intricately told tale likely couldn’t have been even conceived, let alone pulled off by anyone without the experience Kots has as an editor, and she proves to have a light touch working with a strong cast as well, with compelling performances from Chernus, Cypress and Thiesfield. - Movable Fest
A nuanced exploration into themes of mental illness, suicide and love... A visually compelling survey of grief. - AllArts A thoughtful exploration of mental health issues. - Unseen Films
With strong performances from the core cast, this tale of addiction, mental illness and the desire to understand others is a worthy watch. - Screen Queens