Motivational Growth

FRIDAY OCT. 19TH 5pm
THE SCREENING ROOM 127 E. CONGRESS

ARIZONA PREMIERE

Director: Don Thacker
CAST: Jeffrey Combs, Adrian DiGiovanni, Danielle Doetsch
104 MINUTES
USA 2013
COMEDY/ FANTASY/ HORROR/ TALKING MOLD

Ian Folivor, a depressed and reclusive 30-something, finds himself taking advice from a growth in his bathroom after a failed suicide attempt. The Mold (Jeffrey Combs), a smooth talking fungus who was born of the filth collecting in a corner of Ian’s neglected bathroom, works to win Ian’s trust by helping him clean himself up and remodel his lifestyle. With The Mold’s help, Ian attracts the attention of a neighbor he’s been ogling through his peephole, Leah, and he manages to find a slice of happiness despite his unnatural circumstances. But Ian starts to receive strange messages from his old and broken down TV set that make him realize that The Mold may not be as helpful as it seems to be, and strange characters combined with stranger events cast Ian’s life in the shadow of an epic battle between good and evil that Ian is only partially aware of.

“Sure to poke, prod, and play with your brain in ways normal cinema does not, MOTIVATIONAL GROWTH is unlike anything you’ve seen before.” – Ain’t it Cool News

“From beginning to end, this film is fun. Imagine Brain Damage and John Dies at the End had a baby that was raised on 8-bit video games and LSD, and there you have Motivational Growth.” – Viewer Discretion Advised

WINNER Best Feature Film Crypticon Horror Film Festival
WINNER Best Feature Seattle True Independent Film Festival
WINNER Best Feature Little Rock Horror Picture Show
WINNER Best Special Effects Fantastic Planet Film Festival
WINNER Best Comedy Feature Fright Night Horror Film Festival
Official Selection of Toronto After Dark Film Festival