Dave Schachter

trailer edit by Dave Schachter


Written and Directed by Colin Healey

Produced by Colin Healey & Dave Schachter

Edited by Dave Schachter

Length: 85 minutes

Year: 2015

Released by Factory25Film Buff

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Part-time punk singer Irene McCabey (Rachel McKeon) moonlights as full-time harbinger of chaos - and her life in Austin is crumbling as a result. When her ex-girlfriend (Molly Carlisle) moves to kick her out of their band, Irene receives big news: an estranged grandfather has bequeathed to her a dilapidated house across the country in Pittsburgh. Stalling in the Steel City to forget her woes, Irene enlists a long-lost cousin (Jack Culbertson) to assist in a drunken renovation project. As the newfound relatives put their mark on the forgotten family home, cracks in the wild-child's hardened facade begin to show, but when an unexpected visitor comes knocking, Irene must choose between her newfound domestic side and her unquenchable desire for self-destruction.


Independent Film Festival Boston *(Audience Award 2014)Northside Film FestivalIndy Film FestNew Orleans Film FestivalThree Rivers Film FestivalLone Star Film Festival *(Best Narrative Feature 2014)Sound UnseenCleveland International Film FestivalSilver Springs International Film Festival *(Best Narrative Feature 2015)

- Participant in the 2013 IFP Narrative Labs -

Select Press

"A soul and body baring performance.”

- Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

"Jagged-edged. A raggedy ode to the DIY ethos.”

- Daniel M. Gold, The New York Times

"This remarkable feature follows Irene McCabey, one of the most polarizing, frustrating, childish and compelling protagonists to grace indie screens in quite sometime."

- Karen Kemmerle, Tribecafilm.com

"The film is essentially one of female empowerment. Rachel McKeon has vividly captured her angst and the roiling chaos that erupts.”

- Emma Tilden, Bust Magazine