Directed by: Bryan Poyser

In this semi-improvised sibling-rivalry comedy-drama, an acting professor who very nearly but never quite “made it” in her own career has her comfortable life in her small college town upended when her charming and volatile baby brother drifts into town. Antsy to start a new chapter in his own life, decides to audit her acting class, setting off a battle of wills between them for the hearts and minds of her eager students that could bring them all to the brink of success or debilitating ruin.

About the Filmmaker

A two-time Independent Spirit Award nominee, Bryan Poyser (Writer/Director) has made 3 features, and numerous award-winning short films, as well as projects for Comedy Central, the USA Network, Ridley Scott Associates, and HBO. Bryan’s feature LOVERS OF HATE premiered in competition at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the John Cassavetes Award at the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards. His first feature, DEAR PILLOW, was also nominated for a Spirit Award in 2005. Bryan’s latest feature, LOVE & AIR SEX, premiered at the SXSW Film Festival and was released by Tribeca Films. Most recently, he wrote an episode of the Duplass Brothers’ HBO series ROOM 104, and his 2022 short film DON’T YOU GO NOWHERE screened in nearly 40 film festivals and won 17 awards. Bryan lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and daughter and teaches filmmaking at Texas State University.



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