There's A Method to My Madness

A young woman attends a method acting class to improve her acting skills. Her teacher challenges her to give an amazing
performance but also pushes her to the brink of insanity.

  • MakeYouThink Productions
    Executive Producers
  • The Goodness Project
    Executive Producers
  • Liberty Novoselac
  • Marianne Novoselac
  • Stevan Novoselac
  • Liberty Novoselac
    Writer, Director & Editor
  • Alexis Poole
    Key Cast
  • Bakari Brown
    Key Cast
    "Mr. Foster"
  • Ainsley Lederfind
    Key Cast
  • Solomon Debreaux
    Key Cast
    "Chris' Father"
  • Jeremiah Hopkins
  • Savannah Dover
  • David Cabe
  • Derick Swarey
  • Emily York
  • Drew Lafferty
    Director of Photography
  • Rachel Jones
    Production Designer
  • Abigail Western
    Music Composer
  • Joanna Adams
  • Kaleb Lindevaldsen
    Sound Designer
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 1 second
  • Completion Date:
    May 7, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    3,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, RED
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Zaki Gordon Cinematic Arts Center
Director Biography

Liberty Novoselac is a graduate of the Zaki Gordon Cinematic Arts Center. Creating gripping stories is her passion, an excellent work ethic is her drive, and creativity is her oxygen. Her credits include Assistant Director on Hey Meisha, (kids' comedy sketch show), assistant to the Director on The Warehouse (feature film), Producer on Scene 25R (short film), and Writer, Producer and Director of There’s A Method to My Madness (short film). Whatever the project, whatever the role, she loves making ideas into an excellent reality.

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Director Statement

As I talked with other young artists in my film program there was one common factor. Exhaustion. I saw the dark circles, sore bodies, the tired and frustrated voices, the tears. These people were all hurting themselves for the sake of producing something worthwhile, something good, something called art.

I could see the same pattern in my own life. I would lose sleep, get bruises and work long hours. I wasn’t always satisfied with the product, but my work was slowly improving. I was definitely learning and growing, but at what cost? Was this all worth it?

As I started writing this film and talked to students in other majors, I realized this question can be applied to anyone, even beyond the artistic realm. Everyone has to wrestle with wondering if what they're pursuing is worth it. I hope my audience leaves this film considering their own lives and realizing what is worthy of sacrifice and pain.