Addict Named Hal
Written & Directed by Alice Stanley
(Clean Date: April 20, 2016)
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.
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 direct the feature film. They therefore directed a short film of "Addict Named Hal," which filmed in Austin May 5-7 and was finished January 12, 2019.
“Hal” will show at the REEL Recovery Film Festival in Los Angeles, CA October 11-17, 2019, and in New York, NY November 1-7, 2019.
The project has a phenomenal team:
BEN BAZAN as Hal
PATRICK SHAW as John
CORTNEY DEANGELO as Stacy
BELLA MEDINA as Andrea
LOWELL BLANK: Producer
PAUL KRUSE: Director of Photography
DELENA BRADLEY: Production Design
LIRIT PENDELL: Tattoo & Makeup Design
ALEXIS WILLIAMS: 1st AD