Intervals Of Horrible Sanity

After a war that left the country in ruins, many look to cross the boarder in hopes of finding a better life. While on the journey they stop at a safe house called The Herrn Ridge Sanctuary to wait out the night. But, when a veteran of the war is killed at the sanctuary eight strangers must find out... who done it.

  • Marlin Leighton Lofaro
  • Marlin Leighton Lofaro
  • Christopher Lofaro
  • Adrian Hood
  • Lucca Lofaro
    Key Cast
    "Roman Redford"
  • Mike Phillips
    Key Cast
    "Harlan Bell"
  • Sarina Pardis
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Mystery, Drama, Dystopian, Western, Post-Apocalyptic
  • Runtime:
    26 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 25, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Woodstock Day School
Director Biography - Marlin Leighton Lofaro

Marlin Leighton Lofaro is 17 years old and is currently a junior in high school. Lofaro was born and raised in Woodstock NY. He has loved movies for just about as long as he can remember. Last year he made a short called Lucid about a young man conquering his nightmares. Lucid went on to win multiple awards including the silver medal for drama at New York Alliance Film Festival. Finally, after over a year and a half in the making, Lofaro has made his most ambitious film yet, a 26 minute ensemble mystery called Intervals Of Horrible Sanity. Lofaro is looking to enter the film industry head on after high school.

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Director Statement

Marlin Leighton Lofaro began writing Intervals Of Horrible Sanity in January of 2022. Lofaro loved the mystery genre before he even knew what that meant. He was practically raised on Scooby Doo and once he was old enough began obsessing over books and movies of the genre. Early on in the writing process Lofaro knew he wanted to set up and play with some of the classic tropes and cliches of the mystery genre before tearing them down in the end. It was not until he began putting pen to paper that he realized that he would do the same with both the western and dystopian genres. After a year of pre production it was finally time to shoot. The entire film was shot in just three long, hectic nights, on a razor thin budget, in the woods of his school. Thankfully, due to his team of incredibly talented people the film was finally made.