Dark Star Pictures does an interesting dive into alternative history with When I’m A Moth, starring Addison Timlin and TJ Kayama. Discover what happens when directors Zachary Cotler and Magdalena Zyzak discover a possible parallel universe where young Hillary ends up working as a fish monger in Alaska.
PLOT: “A parable on the ambiguity of political narratives. Possibly an “un-biopic” of Hillary Rodham set in 1969 Alaska. Possibly a collective dream about a young woman with only the most abstract connection to the politician. Possibly both.”
Here are 5 reasons why we love When I’m A Moth:
5) An Interesting Concept!
The What-if scenario works as a self-examination of life choices and paths not chosen. This could be the Hilary Clinton we know from history books and from the media. But this could also be a representation of ordinary person caught in extraordinary circumstances.
4) Addison Timlin!
Addison Timlin delivers a powerhouse performance as Hilary that will leave audiences mesmerized. Timlin chews out the scenery with such fierce magnetism. This naive Hilary (Timlin) is on a soul-searching journey to discover her purpose and move out from her sheltered existence.
3) The Writing!
Screenwriter Zachary Cotler does a fantastic job with the rat-a-tat dialogue. The narrative is about characters who are unable to communicate because of language barriers.
TJ Kayama delivers Ryohei’s dialogue with such sympathy and rapport.
2) The Direction!
Filmmakers Zachary Cotler and Magdalena Zyzak understand this a dialogue-driven feature. The cinematography by Lyn Moncrief does an excellent job focusing on the reactions and facial expressions.
1) An Emotional Drama!
The performances within When I’m A Moth will keep audiences engaged. This riveting and romantic drama centers on human beings struggling to make connections with one another.
When I’m A Moth will be available for to watch through streaming on August 27th, 2021.