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Tearsucker to World Premiere at CFF

The Chattanooga Film Festival will be the launch site for Das Produktion Machine's first feature.

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A stylish, twisted thriller with dynamic performances and dramatic tone shifts that would make even David Lynch squirm, TEARSUCKER tells the dark and surreal story of emotionally vulnerable women who are preyed on by a charming psychopath who wants to suck their tears. The lead character, Lilly (Allison Walter), is an emotionally vulnerable trauma survivor who is desperate to heal and get on with her life. Despite the support of her best friend Deb (Danielle Mcrae Spisso), Lilly is completely isolated. When she crosses paths with a charming stranger, Tom (Sam Brittan), at the park, she feels hope for the first time in months. Tom sweeps Lilly off her feet and invites her on a romantic weekend getaway. However, things take a disturbing turn when Lily discovers that Tom has an unusual appetite for tears… and will stop at nothing to get them.


TEARSUCKER will have its World Premiere on June 25th, 2023 at the Chattanooga Film Festival, which has been deemed by Southern Living magazine as "The Sundance of the South" and named one of “The 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” by MovieMaker Magazine.

Directed by Stephen Vanderpool, TEARSUCKER was written by Sam Brittan, and produced by Sam Brittan, Robert Campbell, and Stephen Vanderpool. The ensemble cast features Allison Walter (’Lilly’), Sam Brittan (‘Tom’), Emily Yetter (‘Jenny’), Danielle McRae Spisso (‘Deb’), and Matthew W. Roberts (‘Mark’).


"Tearsucker is a unique, layered film meant to both entertain and provoke a discussion,” said writer/producer and lead actor Sam Brittan. “While the movie is stylish, super fun, and creepy as hell, it also grapples with the very real subjects of trauma and abuse - so each person who watches it is going

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