Addict Named Hal

Written & Directed by Alice Stanley
(Clean Date: April 20, 2016)

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Genesis: short play

Hal first started as a 10-minute one-man play, which premiered at Fells Point Corner Theatre as part of their 10x10x10 in 2017. Hal won Audience Favorite and was performed by David Shoemaker under Alice's direction.

next: feature screenplay

After 10x10x10, Alice could not put the story down! They immediately began work on a feature screenplay of Addict Named Hal. 

the plot

When a young, privileged woman is sent unwillingly to a recovery house, the connections that she makes with everyone who lives there - including Hal, a recently incarcerated heroin addict - have intense consequences. This film explores the everyday struggles, joys, and horrors of getting clean.

now: short film

Alice is determined to find financing for the feature screenplay, and to stay on the project as the director of the feature. They are therefore currently in post-production for a short film of "Addict Named Hal," which filmed in Austin May 5-7.

The project has a phenomenal team:
BEN BAZAN as Hal
PATRICK SHAW as John
CORTNEY DEANGELO as Stacy
BELLA MEDINA as Andrea
& more!

LOWELL BLANK: Producer
PAUL KRUSE: Director of Photography
DELENA BRADLEY: Production Design
LIRIT PENDELL: Tattoo & Makeup Design
ALEXIS WILLIAMS: 1st AD
& more!