Experiencing Interruptions?

Professional Therapy

In an act of desperation, a therapist and patient try one last unconventional exercise to get the patient's life back in order.

  • Maximillian Remmler
    Starved, Sleep is for the Week, Where We Left Off
  • Maximillian Remmler
    Starved, Sleep is for the Week, Where We Left Off
  • Maximillian Remmler
    Starved, Sleep is for the Week, Where We Left Off
  • Parker Cowden
  • Zachary Phillips
  • Bryan Harlow
    Key Cast
    "Peter Klein"
  • Jeremy Lister
    Key Cast
    "Calvin Jinning"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Drama
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Stony Brook University
Director Biography - Maximillian Remmler

Maximillian Remmler is a filmmaker born and raised on Long Island, New York. He's currently pursuing an MFA in Film at Stony Brook University.

He's clearly indecisive and can never settle on one genre because he's made dramas, comedies, action, horror, experimental films, and animations. He currently has 12 short films under his belt.

You can find him replaying the same four seconds of a YouTube video over and over because he can't stop laughing at that one part.

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Director Statement

What is the right way to command respect from people? Stand taller than them? Be a kiss ass? Threaten them? Sit there quietly and hope they'll listen to you?

Should be an easy answer right? I've honestly struggled with this for a while now. Professional Therapy pokes fun at its characters' desperate attempts to do just that, in the weirdest therapy session you can't possibly look away from.

I made this film in the height of the COVID pandemic, having to delay production an entire year. I jumped through so many hoops trapping myself in quarantine for two WEEKS just to have two DAYS of shooting. Was it worth it? Of course it was.