Director Gillian Horvat, who plays a fictional version of herself, navigates the endless process required to get a first film off the ground in her fascinating feature film debut. From an innocent initial concept – the perfect murder of the unbearable partner of one of her friends – towards full-scale madness. Was she always crazy or did this project make her that way?

I Blame Society is a titillating meta-story about the camera as an excuse for abuse, artistic transgression and blurry boundaries. Losing more than her friends and loved ones, her obsession with authenticity leads her to lose sight of where creativity ends and madness begins. "No film justifies hurting others, does it?" asks her lover. Gillian doesn't agree. But what is her motive? Art or a thirst for blood?

Filmmaker
Gillian Wallace Horvat
Premiere
World premiere
Country
USA
Year
2020
Medium
DCP
Length
84’
Language
English
Producer
Mette-Marie Kongsved, Laura Tunstall, Michelle Craig, Monte Zajicek
Production Company
Nowhere
Sales
Nowhere
Writer
Gillian Wallace Horvat, Chase Williamson
Cinematography
Olivia Kuan
Editor
Sarah Beth Shapiro
Production Design
Liz Toonkel
Cast
Keith Poulson, Chase Williamson, Jonny Mars, Gillian Wallace Horvat, Jennifer Kim, Alexia Rasmussen