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Bad Impulse

In the aftermath of a traumatic event, a suburban husband and father buys a cutting edge home security system, only to find that it slowly destroys that which he most wants to protect.

  • Michelle Danner
    Bandit Hound, Hello Herman
  • Jason Chase Tyrrell
    Ghost House
  • Michelle Danner
    Bandit Hound
  • Alexandra Guarnieri
    Hello Herman, Bandit Hound
  • Valerie Debler
    Hello Herman, Bandit Hound
  • Sonya Walger
    Key Cast
    "Christine Sharpe"
  • Grant Bowler
    Key Cast
    "Henry Sharpe"
    True Blood
  • Paul Sorvino
    Key Cast
    "Lou Branch"
  • Dan Lauria
    Key Cast
    "Brandon Rielly"
    This Is Us
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  • Genres:
    Thriller, Drama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 39 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Michelle Danner

Michelle Danner is a film and stage director, an author, and a world-renowned acting coach. She teaches the Golden Box Acting workshops in South America, Europe, Toronto, Vancouver, Dubai, New York, Sydney and Australia.
It was her father, Alexander Valdez, who opened the very first William Morris Agency in Paris, France, that instilled a strong passion and work ethic that has stayed with her throughout her life. Michelle has taught acting for the last 26 years and has worked with many A-List Actors
privately and on set and was Voted favorite acting coach by Backstage readers. She was brought in for her expert coaching with Andy Richter on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien and featured on the WB show The Starlet.
Michelle trained extensively in Paris and New York with Stella Adler and Uta Hagen.
She is the Founding Director of Edgemar Center for the Arts, designed by Frank Ghery, and raised $1.3 million to construct the two theaters and the art gallery at the Center. At the opening ceremony, Steven Spielberg commented, “Here we have a venue that can turn out some extremely experienced, daring and resourceful artists.” She is currently serving as Artistic Director and teaches ongoing classes at the Michelle Danner Studio, housed at the Edgemar Center for the Arts.
Her highlights at Edgemar have been pioneering new works. Michelle has directed and acted in over thirty plays and musicals in New York and Los Angeles. Her favorite acting and directing credits include Tennessee William’s The Rose Tattoo, which garnered critic’s pick and awards including best actress and directing Jane Fonda in the Court of Public Opinion starring Anne Archer.
In 2006, she made her feature film directing debut How to go Out on a Date in Queens, starring Jason Alexander, Esai Morales and Ron Perlman.
Her second film Hello Herman starring Norman Reedus, Martha Higareda, and Garrett Backstrom. It premiered at the Hollywood Film Festival to a sold out audience and had its international premiere at the Monaco Charity Film Festival where it won the award for social relevance.
The Bandit Hound, directed by Michelle Danner, a family comedy starring Catherine Bell, Lou Ferigno, Judd Nelson, Paul Sorvino, and Verne Troyer, was released in 2016.
Her production company, All in Films, has several projects in the works: a psychological
thriller titled The Runner, a romantic comedy titled The Will To...
Michelle is in Pre-Production for her next movie Peril of a Godsend, a political thriller set to star Jean Reno, Thomas Hayden Church and Gerard Depardieu that is starting principal photography later this year and her acting book “The Golden Box” will be released next year.

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