Part psychological thriller and part provocative character study, A Teacher explores the unraveling of a young high school teacher, Diana (Lindsay Burdge), after she begins an affair with one of her teenage students, Eric (Will Brittain). What starts as a seemingly innocent fling becomes increasingly complex and dangerous as the beautiful and confident Diana gets fully consumed by her emotions, crossing boundaries and acting out in progressively startling ways. Lindsay Burdge delivers a deeply compelling and seamlessly naturalistic performance that brings us into the mind of an adult driven to taboo against her better judgment.
About The Team
Hannah Fidell (Director, Writer, Producer) is a writer/director currently living in Los Angeles with roots in Brooklyn and Austin, TX. Her first feature film, A Teacher, premiered at Sundance 2013 in the NEXT section. She was awarded the Chicken & Egg female narrative directing award at SXSW 2013 and was recently named one of the 25 New Faces of Indie Film by Filmmaker Magazine. A Teacher is being distributed by Oscilloscope Labs and will have its theatrical and VOD premiere this fall.
Kim Sherman (Producer) is a Midwest based producer. Most recently, Sherman produced festival favorites Sun Don’t Shine (dir. Amy Seimetz, SXSW 2012), V/H/S (segment – dir. Adam Wingard, Sundance 2012), and the highly anticipated home-invasion thriller, You’re Next (dir. Adam Wingard, Toronto 2011). In 2012, Sherman participated in the Champs-Elysees Film Festival – U.S. In-Progress, with A Teacher (dir. Hannah Fidell) where the film was awarded Grand Prize. Sherman’s work in production has come with high recognition, including a fellowship with 2011 Sundance Institute Creative Producing Labs, and a spot on Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces List for 2012.