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Wade

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A maladroit bumbler marvels at an associate’s sustained charm and fluidity in contrast to his own ineptness. What begins as a simple spirit of inquiry quickly becomes a dark obsession.

A film that lets us explore, in a rather unusual way, the depths of a person’s dark obsessions. Devereux Milburn’s ‘Wade’ is a film about a maladroit bumbler, who marvels at an associate’s sustained charm and fluidity in contrast to his own ineptness. What begins as a simple spirit of inquiry quickly becomes a dark obsession.

It’s a piece that I feel a great kinship to, with respect to the internal challenges of its protagonist as well as the tonal and thematic elements imbedded within the story. The film is intended as a symbolic reference piece for a feature screenplay I’m developing–an adaption of the George Saunders short stories, “The 400-Pound CEO” and “Downtrodden Mary’s Failed Campaign of Terror”, under the author’s supervision.

Wade may not be a film that will please the masses, but certainly fragments the imagination and senses to those who let it. The slower pace and psychological intentions make it a challenging watch, in a definite and certainly positive way, making the reveals all the more enchanting – and creepy.

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