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Tetched

"Tetched" (adj. touched; mentally unbalanced; slightly crazy) is a quirky, darkly comedic indie drama short produced and directed by Los Angeles-based visual artist and filmmaker Sanjin Malesevic. Story follows a young couple whose relationship, though deeply felt, goes rapidly downhill. The young man of the couple is a troubled soul whose frustrations with adult life take a form of quirky behavior, inappropriately aimed at his girlfriend. His interests run to offbeat sex, which is not intrinsically destructive, but eventually gets the better of him. His partner attempts to understand and co-exist with his off-kilter inclinations, indulging him when she can, but she suspects a core of hurt between them.

  • Sanjin Malesevic
    Director
  • Thaddeus Rutkowski
    Writer
  • Sanjin Malesevic
    Writer
  • Sanjin Malesevic
    Producer
  • Denis Kulikov
    Producer
  • Hidekun Hah
    Key Cast
  • Rebekah Dean
    Key Cast
  • Dane Cross
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Dark Comedy-Drama
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 20, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Newport Beach Film Festival
    Newport Beach, California
    United States
    April 22, 2016
    World Premiere
  • Arizona Underground Film Festival
    Tucson, Arizona
    United States
    September 17, 2016
  • Jahorina Film Festival
    Pale
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    September 21, 2016
    European Premiere
  • Portland Unknown Film Festival
    Portland, Oregon
    United States
    October 16, 2016
  • I Filmmaker International Film Festival
    Marbella
    Spain
    December 8, 2016
    Spanish Premiere
    Special Mention Award
  • BLOW-UP Arthouse Film Festival
    Chicago, Illinois
    United States
    November 12, 2017
  • Indie Shorts Mag Short Film Festival
    Online
    United States
    July 13, 2021
    Honorable Mention Award
Director Biography - Sanjin Malesevic

Sanjin Malesevic (born in Bosnia and Herzegovina) is a Los Angeles-based visual artist and filmmaker. He always had an interest in film, but it wasn't until he moved to the United States that he finally started working in the medium. He graduated from the Long Beach City College in 2012, and four years later, in 2016, he was already recognized as one of the 40 under 40 most influential Long Beach artists. The 40 Under 40 award was issued to him by Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia on behalf of the Long Beach Post. Sanjin is currently in development of his new short film titled Taint. Taint will be the third film in his T Trilogy of films that already include Toni (2022) and Tetched (2016).

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