The Softening

A man's wife and kids suddenly disappear without explanation and are replaced by a Strange Woman claiming to be his wife.

  • Simon Stockdale
  • Simon Stockdale
  • Simon Stockdale
  • Logan McCurry
  • Simon Stockdale
    Key Cast
  • Jasveen Singh
    Key Cast
  • Devyn Hosier
    Key Cast
    "Strange Woman"
  • Connor McGuire
    Key Cast
  • Palmer Ashe
    Key Cast
    "Cop #1"
  • Max Bowmore
    Key Cast
    "Cop #2"
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  • Genres:
    Thriller, Drama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 18 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 17, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Simon Stockdale

Simon Stockdale has worked since 2017 as a film critic and comedian on YouTube under the name SimonsRants. "The Softening" is his first feature film.

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Director Statement

I am proud to announce my first feature film - The Softening! Filmmaking was a life long dream that I was too afraid to pursue until I was hit by a drunk driver in the summer of 2021. I temporarily lost the ability to focus my eyes, discern the difference between hot and cold, and sleep due to the extreme pain and vertigo. Throughout my recovery, I worked on this script daily. And when it came time, I pulled out multiple loans to make sure I could make my dream a reality.

The story is extremely personal to me as it is based on my own worst fears. The budget was practically non-existent, but I am so proud of what my cast, crew and I were were able to accomplish with so little. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it.