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EMELIE

TFF 2015 Directed by Michael Thelin
FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE EMELIE [TFF 2015]
After their regular babysitter can’t make it, the Thompson family turns to her friend Anna to supervise the children while they go out to celebrate their anniversary. At first Anna seems like a dream come true for the kids, as she allows them to play with things that are usually off-limits. But, as her behavior becomes increasingly odd, the kids soon find out that her intentions are dark and twisted, and that she is not Anna at all.

Understanding that the scariest villains have relatable motivations, director Michael Thelin imbues realism into this story and its characters. As the sitter’s emotional wreckage comes to the surface, the children react in the only way they know how. Emelie’s slow burning first act soon escalates dramatically into a multidimensional, nail-biting thriller.

—Mallory Lance
Interests
Drama, Thriller
After their regular babysitter can’t make it, the Thompson family turns to her friend Anna to supervise the children while they go out to celebrate their anniversary. At first Anna seems like a dream come true for the kids, as she allows them to play with things that are usually off-limits. But, as her behavior becomes increasingly odd, the kids soon find out that her intentions are dark and twisted, and that she is not Anna at all.

Understanding that the scariest villains have relatable motivations, director Michael Thelin imbues realism into this story and its characters. As the sitter’s emotional wreckage comes to the surface, the children react in the only way they know how. Emelie’s slow burning first act soon escalates dramatically into a multidimensional, nail-biting thriller.

—Mallory Lance
Film Information
Year: 2015
Length: 82 minutes
Language: English
Country: USA
Premiere: World
Cast & Credits
Director: Michael Thelin
Screenwriter: Richard Raymond, Harry Herbeck
Producer: Andrew D. Corkin
Editor: Eric Nagy
Cinematographer: Luca Del Puppo
Executive Producer: Robert Beaumont, Lizzie Friedman, Greg Little
Composer: Phil Mossman
Co-Producer: Robyn Bennett, Bryan Reisberg
Production Designer: Lisa Myers
Costume Designer: David Tabbert
Cast: Sarah Bolger, Joshua Rush, Carly Adams, Thomas Bair, Susan Pourfar, Chris Beetem
Contacts

Print Source
Ben Baker
Sixteen19
Brooklyn, 11211
Phone: +1 917 602 1410
ben@bluefishbaker.com

Press Contact
Rachel Depew
A24
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 330 524 4448
Rachelgiltzpr@gmail.com

US Sales Contact
Nick Ogiony
Creative Artists Agency
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 424 288 2000
filmsales@caa.com

About the Director(s)
Michael Thelin has worked with many of the music industry's top-notch talents, including Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, The Flaming Lips, Janelle Monae, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green, and The Muppets. Thelin creates branded and commercial content for the likes of BMW, Verizon, Coca Cola, Amex, Facebook, and Nikon.

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