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
Features great acting performances, superb character development, and enough mystery to keep viewers glued to each scene. - New Jersey Stage
Unfortunately, most of our festival screenings were cancelled due to Covid-19 in 2020. Official Selection Woodstock 2019 Closing Night Film, Triste Para Sempre Film Festival, 2019 Opening Night Film, Big Apple Film Festival, Winner Best Feature Film, 2020 Official Selection Cinequest 2020 Winner Best Writer, Queen Palm International Film Festival 2021 Official Selection, Arizona Film Festival, 2021 (Special Jury Prize for Best Performance, Tawny Cypress) Official Selection, Crested Butte Film Festival, 2020 Winner Best Feature Film, New Jersey International Film Festival, 2020