Terry and Tessa are married ex cult deprogrammers living in the San Francisco Bay Area. A "deprogrammer" is a professional contracted by families to kidnap people away from dangerous cults to counsel them back into their previous lives. Terry and Tessa's cryptic motto during their often verbally and physically abusive deprogramming process: "For those who'd rather not drink the Kool-Aid, raise your kids on seltzer, bubble per bubble!" For the last fifteen years, to make ends meet in an age when cults have become less prevalent, they have produced stylish, unintentionally humorous corporate media. When Terry and Tessa are suddenly called back into their old business, they realize they are rusty, and are hereby doing more harm to their new subject than good. Their unusual marital relationship, itself built on a number of strange domestic rituals, soon begins to unfurl...and reconstitute itself in a way that they did not expect.
Filmed in the San Francisco Bay Area
A WEST BAY DEPENDENTS Picture In Association with CONFLUENCE-FILM and PUBLIC SHORE FILMS
A Film by DANIEL KREMER "RAISE YOUR KIDS ON SELTZER"
PENNY WERNER JEFF KAO KRIS CALTAGIRONE DENIZ DEMIRER JOSH PETERSON
ALANNA BLAIR WILLIAM CULLY ALLEN MARYELLE TURNER
Introducing NANCY KIMBALL as "Chloe Farrel" Special Appearance by BARRY NEWMAN
Music by TOM SCOTT Director of Photography AARON HOLLANDER
Written by JEFF KAO, DANIEL KREMER & PENNY WERNER
Executive Producers SIDNEY J. FURIE, BRETT JOHNSON & PETER SCHWALBE
Produced and Directed by DANIEL KREMER