For Your Own Sake

A family must pull together and put aside their differences when an intervention is interrupted by an escaped convict, who proceeds to hold them all captive in their own home.

  • Terra Glen Campbell
  • Terra Glen Campbell
  • Liz Holland
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  • Genres:
    crime, dark comedy, drama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 21 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 17, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    digital 4k
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Calcutta International Cult Film Festival
    Kolkata, West Bengal
    September 21, 2021
    Debut Filmmaker Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Montreal Independent Film Festival
    August 14, 2021
  • Anatolia International Film Festival
    Anatolia, Istanbul
    September 9, 2021
  • Golden Gate International Film Festival
    San Jose
    United States
    November 5, 2021
Director Biography - Terra Glen Campbell

Terra Glen Campbell is a filmmaker born and raised in the suburbs of LA County. A trans woman who has always had a love and passion for film; she studied cinema and television arts at California State University Northridge. She has written and directed many shorts through high school and college, For Your Own Sake is her first feature.

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Director Statement

This film is my critique of certainty.
The conclusions the characters draw about their captor, and their decisions while managing the hostage situation are the certainties that become points of suspense, drama, and humor in our narrative.
The family's certainties about themselves and how they think they see one another are the core emotional dilemmas of the narrative. The climax is a calumniation of toxic certitude in the form of arrogance.

The film's aspect ratio is in 1.33.1, and I use a mostly stationary camera as my way to get everyone in the mindset of classic home invasion films like Key Largo or Desperate Hours.

As with all the art I make, it's impossible for me to not inject my sense of dark comedy and optimistic absurdism.