The Housewife

A disillusioned housewife regains her power after she and her son are placed in mortal danger.

This dark thriller – about a discontented stay-at-home mother who must rely on her own skills and ingenuity to survive when she and her son are kidnapped – marks award-winning director Jeremiah Kipp’s (SLAPFACE, BLACK WAKE) first foray into the thriller genre after a long and successful career directing horror features.

The script is written by Sundance Screenwriters Lab finalist and New York Times bestselling author Kelly A. Turner, who also stars in the film. THE HOUSEWIFE short film is a proof-of-concept for Turner's feature script of the same name. The film was produced by three female producers in addition to having a female first assistant director. We hope you enjoy THE HOUSEWIFE!

  • Jeremiah Kipp
    Sins (2022), Slapface (2021), Theresa & Allison (2019), Black Wake (2018), Broken Badges (2018), The Avant-Gardner (2017)
  • Kelly A. Turner
    Open-Ended Ticket, Soul Mates, Newport of the West, Crystal Singer
  • Lisa Laing
    The Fantastiks, Sweeney Todd, Nunsense
  • Kelly A. Turner
    Radical Remission Docuseries
  • Jennifer Plotzke (Consulting Producer)
    Puppet Seizure, Crumb Cake, Making Room, Missing Her
  • Kelly A. Turner
    Key Cast
  • Brendan Riley
    Key Cast
  • Michael Crowe
    Key Cast
  • Gabi Singh
    Key Cast
  • Matt Rashid
    Key Cast
  • John Vasser Jr.
    Key Cast
  • Micah Spayer
    Key Cast
  • Sweta Keswani
    Key Cast
    "Minivan Mom"
  • Jes Washington
    Key Cast
    "Detective Blake"
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    14 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 17, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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    Digital, 4K, RED
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Director Biography - Jeremiah Kipp

Jeremiah Kipp is a freelance film director based in New York. His directing credits include the award-winning horror SLAPFACE, which he also wrote, the Chinese-American action movie BROKEN BADGES, the horror-sci fi hybrid BLACK WAKE, THE SADIST starring Tom Savini, EDWARD ALBEE: A TRANSFORMATIVE JOURNEY starring Mercedes Ruehl, and DON'T PICK UP starring Keith David. He is currently in pre-production on a film adaptation of the video game THE MORTUARY ASSISTANT.

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Director Statement

The ticking clock is in place, embedded into the narrative of this thriller. But it's the title character in THE HOUSEWIFE that really drives the story. This underestimated hero thinking through how she and her son will escape their brutal kidnappers felt like a human drama nested in a taut efficient crime story. Economical in our shooting style and ruthlessly fast-paced in the edit, as if we didn't have one second to spare, there is also a warmth and thoughtfulness in Kelly A. Turner's script and performance that shines through. It's not Stallone or Van Damme punching their way to victory; this is all about the mother who will do anything to save her son.
-Jeremiah Kipp, Director