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1880s California. A traveling hypnotist is hired to cure a troubled young woman. Will their rivalry blossom into romance, or will Estella continue to fixate on a love long since dead?

WINNER:
*James Bridges Award
*Carole Fielding Award
*FujiFilm Graduate Thesis Award
*Deluxe Thesis Award
*Opening Night Selection, Best Cinematography & Best Visual Design, UCLA Festival of New Works

24 minute narrative short film. 35mm.

Here's what the THE WOMEN'S ROOM (thewomensroomblog.com) had to say:

"The film is charming, and 24 minutes long, so we suggest you make
yourselves a nice cup of tea, or if you are reading after 6.00pm perhaps a
glass of wine, put your feet up and enjoy the work of this talented female
director and her mostly female crew as a way to start the prelude to a week
of celebrating women. TWR popcorn anyone?"

HerUni.com, a Cosmopolitan award winning blog for college age readers, says
"Are you a fan of period dramas? Forever glued to ITV’s Downton Abbey?
Then you’re sure to love Kate Hackett’s award winning short film 'Mesmerize Me.'"

Read about the "making of" on perioddramas.com: perioddramas.com/articles/making-the-short-period-drama-mesmerize-me.php

imdb.com/title/tt1357047/
Contact: kate_hackett@mac.com

"Like" MESMERIZE ME on Facebook at facebook.com/MesmerizeMeMovie

Written and Directed by Kate Hackett
Starring Natalie Smyka, Cameron Cash
Cinematography by Cat Deakins
Original Score by Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum

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