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A veritable prisoner in her own life, Melanie is stuck in a dead-end job with a deadbeat husband until she gets a phone call from Louis, a prison inmate in a corporate work program conducting a routine phone survey. Kelly Anderson's drama SHIFT explores the volatile relationship that develops between Melanie and Louis, as a mundane encounter presents life-changing questions for them both. Set against a backdrop of tough prison-labor ballot initiatives that are only vaguely fictional, SHIFT presents social critique as well as a poignant human connection between two alienated people. Starring Christopher Meloni (OZ, LAW AND ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS' UNIT), Alethea Allen and Eric Thal (A STRANGER AMONG US).

Directed by Kelly Anderson
Produced by Kelly Anderson and Jill Footlick in association with ITVS
Written by Tal McThenia
Director of Photography: Keith Smith
Editors: Elisa Lepselter, Kate Sanford

56:40, color, video/16mm

"Well-acted, well-written...SHIFT is one of those rare pleasant surprises on TV that makes you both think and feel."

Bill Mann, SANTA ROSA PRESS DEMOCRAT

"This is the first cinematic reference to the practice of putting convicts to work in ultra-low-wage jobs for private profit. Authentic and intelligent, SHIFT functions smartly as not just romance but also as a well-researched political expose."

METRO: SILICON VALLEY WEEKLY



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Visit ITVS' web page for SHIFT:
http://www.itvs.org/shift

Screenings & Awards
Rotterdam International Film Festival

Atlanta Film and Video Festival

Cinequest San Jose Film Festival

National Broadcast on selected PBS stations
 
 
 



       
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