Private Project

My Left Arm

After a debilitating stroke, Malorie, on the brink of a career breakthrough, finds herself at war with her own body and is forced to watch as her life slowly unravels. As her condition continues to worsen, she begins to detach from herself and those she loves, eventually placing her young daughter, Cam, in mortal danger.

  • Pete Schwartz
    The Undeniably Untimely Death of Leland Sturgis, The Worst of All Evils
  • Melissa Vitello
    Twenty-Two, Speak Now
  • Christopher Sheffield
    Welcome to the Sting, Royals' Revenge
  • Melissa Vitello
    The Sound of Settling, Community Theater Christmas, Speak Now
  • Elizabeth Mae Alan
    Ashes, Justice Be A Mother, Still
  • Stacy Snyder
    Ashes, Community Theater Christmas
  • Elizabeth Mae Alan
    Key Cast
    Community Theater Christmas, Still, Conspiracy Party
  • Adrienne Rose White
    Key Cast
    The Witch Files, Quirky Female Protagonist, Adventures in Online Dating
  • Gianna Bilby
    Key Cast
    The Goldbergs, Twenty-Two
  • Michael Minnis
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Ethan Compton"
    Elotero, Internet Safety Force
  • Elizabeth Mae Alan
    Story By
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  • Genres:
    Horror, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 31, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    17,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Melissa Vitello, Christopher Sheffield

Melissa Vitello is an award-winning producer and director who has over 15 years of experience in the film industry and, more namely, the horror genre.

In the last ten years, Melissa has produced 4 feature films and over 50 short films, commercials, and music videos. Melissa’s work has won awards such as Best Feature Film, Best Leading Actress at the Austin Revolution Film Festival, Reel Hollywood Independent, NoHo Cinefest, she won Best Screenwriter at the Pasadena International Film Festival as well as selected as a top 50 finalist for the ISA Fellowship and currently has a Screenplay Official Selection for her horror piece Vinland at FilmQuest and was nominated for Best Director at the Glendale International Film Festival. Most recently she has dug her heels into horror working with and being mentored by industry professionals such as director William Butler (Madhouse, Night Of The Living Dead, Friday The 13th) Valerie Mayhew and Matt Greenberg (Pet Semetary, 1401, Charmed, The X-Files) and is most recently slated to produce a feature film in 2022 with director Eduardo Sanchez, creator of the Blair Witch Project.

Melissa is dedicated to high cinematic filmmaking that is relevant and mainstream while still sparking a fresh take on a familiar story with intentions to entertain, inspire, and make money.

Christopher Sheffield -- A Los Angeles based Director and Director of Photography, Chris learned to love filmmaking as a child looking to use cameras and his imagination to escape his small town. As a growing professional he has always strived to push the limits of independent cinema, Writing, Directing, and DP'ing his own feature films, from ambitious action thrillers to the smaller drama projects with deeply personal stories, he's always made it his goal to collaborate and bring fresh faces and fresh perspectives to the exciting world of filmmaking and storytelling.

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Director Statement

Christopher Sheffield - The most ancient fear in the human mind is the failure of our bodies. It often feels like true heartbreak, the betrayal of our oldest and closest selves. Sometimes it even feels like more than betrayal; sometimes it feels like evil intent. “My Left Arm” is a disturbing tale about the betrayal of the body, and what terrifying presence might invade our vulnerable selves if just given a simple doorway. The film has been a labor of absolute love from the collective creative minds of the most sought after kind of team in the industry, a group of friends. It’s been a joy from pre to post to create something so effective with such excellent filmmakers, and I’m overjoyed that you all as the audience get a chance to delve into the dark world of ‘My Left Arm’!