Existential drama on digital in September

Robert G. Putka’s Existential Comedy Drama Mr Limbo was picked up by Terror Films and is set for a digital arc on September 2.

Terror Films acquired horror/comedy films made Mr Limbowith Cameron Dye of Valley Girl, for a North American release.

Hugo de Sousa and Vig Norris also star in the film, the story of two strangers who wake up in the middle of the desert without remembering anything – including their names. Are they dead? Or did they just party too much at Burning Man?

Writer/director Robert G. Putka, whose feature debut MAD premiered at the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival and distributed by The Orchard, was inspired to make the film after suffering debilitating depression.

“Like any great breakthrough, it started with a breakdown. In the fall of 2016, my body and mind betrayed me and I had a long nervous breakdown. After years of panic attacks and anxiety widespread, it all came to a head when I was about to release my first feature film, MAD. What should have been a moment of vindication turned into my personal hell in a Las Vegas hotel room.

I had mother panic attacks. A real badass that lasted at least 5 hours, after which I finally, thankfully, passed out from a heavy dose of Xanax. But during those five hours, I alternated pacing the floor and curling up in a fetal position on the bed. I felt like I was going to die or, at the very least, collapse. This panic attack was unlike any other I had encountered and learned to deal with.

Back in Cleveland a few days later, the realization that I was far from off the hook became painfully apparent.

Five years later, I still haven’t fully recovered from this experience. I still deal with the physical remnants of this trough, some of which have become chronic. I also still struggle to keep a sane mind, as anxiety is a daily stumbling block to living a “normal” life no matter what. But having said that, I am in a good position spiritually and philosophically. I think it gave me the kind of clarity needed to take my own fits of faith, fear, and regret, and inject those ideas into a story that I hope is both personal and cathartic because it’s reflective and universal. .

In many ways, I’m the same person I was. In some cases, worse. But in some ways, I’m better than I’ve ever been. I’m definitely more optimistic, and that matters a lot.

The Short Version: I made this film after emerging from a tumultuous time in my life. It helped me better understand the power of forgiveness – to oneself and others – and how it frees us to move on to better things. Maybe it can do the same for others.

Producers are Joseph Albert Battaglia, Vig Norris, Robert G. Putka and Benjamin Measor with executive producers Hugo de Sousa, Ern Gerardo, Frank Brown, Mark Reeb and Jennifer Kennedy.

The deal was negotiated between Terror Films and the producers.

Mr Limbo is slated for a digital arc on September 2.

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