English title

All Melanie wants is a normal senior year, but her life turns upside down as her mother’s paranoid delusions spiral out of control. PAPER SPIDERS is a bittersweet story about coming of age in the shadow of mental illness.
Original title PAPER SPIDERS
Director Inon Shampanier
Sales Agent Cercamon
Genre Drama
Year 2020
Delivery status In post-production
Date of availability Winter 2020-21
Technical Information
Language English
Duration 109
Color or B&W Color
Image ratio 2.39
Sound format 5.1 uncompressed
Producer Anne Clements
Production Companies Idiot Savant Pictures, Cranium Entertainment
Cast Lili Taylor, Stefania LaVie Owen, Ian Nelson
Recently-widowed Dawn experiences growing anxiety as her daughter Melanie plans to move away for college. An altercation with a hostile new neighbor aggravates Dawn’s mental condition and she begins to show signs of paranoid delusions. Melanie attempts a series of interventions to help her mom, but Dawn’s paranoia spirals out of control. Challenging Dawn’s reality of persecution ultimately destroys their loving relationship. Melanie is forced to make the toughest of choices as she struggles to keep her mother afloat. A bittersweet story about coming of age in the shadow of mental illness.
Lili Taylor
Stefania LaVie Owen
Ian Nelson
Zach Kuperstein
Ariel Blumenthal