Drown the Clown

"Drown The Clown" is about a bereaved woman named Claire Sable, who recently lost her daughter Lily in a drowning accident, is obsessed with keeping Lily's memory intact by keeping her nursery and favorite clown doll in a pristine and preserved condition. Her marriage to her husband Roy is crumbling, and to make a new start, she gets a job as a night security guard at the company that owns her child's favorite water park. Lily's clown doll mysteriously goes missing and starts to pop up in several places it shouldn't be in the building, haunting Claire as if it has a mind of its own and weakening her sanity. She hears her child's voice along with other chilling sounds from beyond a locked doorway which is restricted to her for unknown reasons. Claire now has no choice but to risk her job which she desperately needs and enter the restricted area in order to see who or what is haunting her with her dead child's favorite toy.

  • Justin Viggiano
    Director
    Cupid's Guillotine, Cold By Nature, Natural Rejection, Teen Idol Tom
  • Justin Viggiano
    Writer
    Cupid's Guillotine, Cold By Nature, Natural Rejection, Teen Idol Tom
  • Justin Viggiano
    Producer
  • Amy Renee Garcia
    Key Cast
    “Claire Sable”
  • Tony Brown
    Key Cast
    “Gus Sullivan ”
  • Alex Webster
    Key Cast
    “Chance Sage”
  • Jody Piltz-Seymour
    Key Cast
    “Talia Bennet ”
  • John Hirth
    Key Cast
    “Roy Sable ”
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Genres:
    Drama, Mystery, Suspence
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 34 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 8, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    10,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    4k
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Justin Viggiano

Justin Viggiano is a freelance filmmaker, director and editor of feature, documentary and promotional films. He has just completed "Drown The Clown", his fifth feature length film which he shot, directed, edited, produced and wrote entirely independently. A graduate of Philadelphia's University of the Arts, he is the recipient of local, national and industry awards for his feature length and short films in the suspense/drama genre. He is also involved in creating film equipment for JEV Productions, a series of versatile, portable film dollies. He has had his feature film "Natural Rejection" play in LA and NYC Theaters in October of 2013, and then come out later on BLU-RAY, DVD and VOD platforms. His next Feature film "Cupid's Guillotine" came out on Amazon Instant Video and Roku TV in February of 2017. "Cupid's Guillotine" will later come out on BLU-RAY, DVD and all VOD platforms.

Justin is the winner of The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival Los Angeles for his film NATURAL REJECTION in the category of BEST THRILLER in 2012.

Justin is the winner of a 2007 Aegis Award for his film "Teen Idol Tom", in the Drama/Entertainment category. "Teen Idol Tom" also received honorable mentions in the categories of Feature Films and Original Screenplay from the Accolade Competition.

"Teen Idol Tom" was also a finalist at the National Festival for Talented Youth in Seattle, Washington and the Philadelphia Documentary and Fiction Festival in 2008.

In 2006 his film "Forza" was a finalist at the New Century Cinema Film Festival, Rutgers University, New Jersey.

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Director Statement

I am a Gay filmmaker from the Philadelphia area, who just finished his fifth feature film "Drown the Clown" which I directed, shot, edited, produced and wrote. I am always looking to collaborate with creative individuals who love to tell stories and make new friends. I save up money to create my films which have underlying social issues at their core such as environmental issues, gay rights, commercialization of art , metal illness discrimination and animal rights. It's a winding road making my own feature films, but on each film I learn something new that I try to share with other filmmakers so they can incorporate it into their projects and grow the independent filmmaking community.