Below is information regarding the 2016 St. Louis International Film Festival. The 2017 festival will take place Nov. 2-12, 2017. Submissions are now open.

The Holly Kane Experiment

Schedule

Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 9:30pm

A dark, intelligent thriller, “The Holly Kane Experiment” explores a woman’s battle for sanity in the face of extreme psychological pressure. Holly Kane (Kirsty Averton) is an attractive 29-year-old experimental psychologist whose determined research into mind-control techniques is driven by a fear of insanity. In her quest to control her unconscious thoughts, Holly is experimenting with drug-fueled subliminal programming when two very different men come into her life. She is swept off her feet by Dennis Macintyre (James Rose), a handsome 35-year-old who appears attractively impulsive and vulnerable but who conceals from Holly a background in military intelligence. Meanwhile, her career gets a much-needed boost from Marvin Greenslade (Nicky Henson), a celebrated 73-year-old psychologist who uses his power and influence to facilitate the clinical trials that will legitimize Holly’s research. Like Dennis, however, Marvin hasn’t told Holly the complete truth. As Holly steps up her experiments on herself with more sophisticated equipment and more powerful drugs, she begins a terrifying descent into paranoia and madness.

2016
103 min.

Directed by

Tom Sands

Country

U.K.

Film Category

International Spotlight

Subject

Mental Health Science and Medicine

Genre

Science Fiction Thriller
With director Sands.

Sponsored by

Tenacious Eats and Schuster Scientific Computing