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Guilt & Sentence (2010)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 18 June 2010 (USA)
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A drama of two lost and troubled individuals, Janis suffering from depression & Peter a social worker, who are forever entwined after a traumatic event occurs. Exploring paranoia, the effects of guilt, and the power of true redemption.





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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mase Daniels ...
Peter Ackerman (as Daniel Mason)
Stormi Rebo ...
Britt Reinke ...
Bret Lyers
Stephen Fenush ...
Donald Meyers
Kristyna Smulligan ...
Dr. Reams
Paul Monella ...
Jacob Strouse ...
Joe Patton
Roger (as E. Berhard Warg)
Mark Hanslovan ...
Young Peter
Robert Hall ...
Joan Cirillo ...
Elizabeth Ann Canner ...
Sandy Reinke ...
Tiffany Patton
AnneLiese Nachman ...
Lois (as AnnaLiese Nachman)


The storyline is a thought-provoking drama of two lost and troubled individuals who are forever entwined after a traumatic event occurs. Janis, a twenty-year-old woman who is struggling with depression, takes the blame for Peter, who works as a social worker hiding a troubled past. This film will explore different sides of human nature and what paranoia, suspicion, and especially the weight of guilt and its consequences. The story explores the idea of soul-searching and shows the power of true redemption. This film has elements of surrealism, with a shocking and thrilling storyline. The weight of guilt can eat away at an individual, and this is just what happens to Peter Ackerman. The title of this film pays homage to Dostoevsky's 'Crime & Punishment' and some of the plot line follows with that classic novel. Written by Spencer T. Folmar

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$27,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)


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The director, Spencer T. Folmar wrote the screenplay and filmed the principal photography before his 20th birthday. See more »


Janis Fehling: Cut the dramatics...
Peter Ackerman: You like dramatics? I'll show you dramatics!
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© 2010 Carrie & Taryn Harbridge
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Deep Story
2 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it came out a few years ago, and I'm still referring to it as the pinnacle movie exploring the depths of the possibilities of evil and good in people. Very well done movie with some deep questions and discussions. Peter's character goes through a lot of development and explores a lot of the questions we come into contact with as we interact with people on a day-to-day basis. It works though what people are capable of and the thin line that separates evil and good desires deep in the human heart. For being an independent film produced, written, directed, and released without a studio budget, this is the kind of filmmaking that should be praised for effort and creativity. It takes a solid story (I think it won awards for its story) and takes it more places than expected. I own this movie and frequently share it.

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