Would-be punk star Antimatter (played by Philly) sponges off her friends, who increasingly can’t stand the sight of her. Between gigs on New York City’s Lower East Side, Antimatter gets liquored up and engages in casual sex with anyone who crosses her path. She’s on a downward spiral to oblivion … unless someone intercedes. Director Todd Verow’s visceral showbiz drama includes an evocative grunge soundtrack by Philly and her band, Eager Meat.
Born on November 11, 1966 in the town of Bangor, Maine, he studied film at the American Film Institute and the Rhode Island School of Design and directing at Brown University.
After a string of widely screened and praised short films he shot his first feature film, Frisk (Sundance, Berlin, Toronto ’96) a hyper-controversial adaptation of the novel of the same name. Featuring PXL vision, video, and super 8, the film assaulted audiences. Praised and reviled, it more importantly proved that Verow was an original voice that could not be ignored.
In 1997, Verow shifted creative gears. It was while searching for a more intimate film language with his new improvisational acting troupe that he happened to experiment with digital video technology. This led to the award winning films of his Addiction Trilogy; Little Shots of Happiness (Berlin 97, SXSW 97, Mill Valley ’97), Shucking the Curve (SF IndieFest 99, No Dance ’99.) and The Trouble with Perpetual… read more