Battling insomnia, Roy Cawl spends his sleepless nights watching the comings and goings of his reclusive neighbor, Mr. Robb. Convinced that he’s hiding something, Roy breaks into Mr. Robb’s house where he discovers a cache of photographs…photos of himself...in places he’s never been...with people he’s never met. But when Mr. Robb is found dead, Roy is the primary suspect, catapulting him into a race against time to unravel the mystery of his true identity and to prove his innocence.
“We were very interested in the intersection of documentary and narrative filmmaking,” says director David Altrogge, “We wanted to push the sci-fi genre as far into the realm of gritty reality as possible.” To accomplish this, the filmmakers decided that the entire film would be improvised, working from a barebones outline instead of a traditional script. None of the actors were told anything about the story. All they were given was their character backstories. “We just began throwing them into situations,” says Altrogge, “they had no idea where we were going. They just gave it their all and brought some incredibly gritty and naturalistic performances.”
TWIN REFLEX is a film by the storytellers of Vinegar Hill. Vinegar Hill is a community of filmmakers who share a love for simple stories told well. Check out VinegarHillStory.com for more on the storytellers.
Director /Co-WriterDavid is an avid coffee drinker and lifelong storyteller. Directing his first feature in high school, David has spent the last ten years telling stories with his friends at Vinegar Hill.
Executive ProducerIan began making movies as a kid and co-founded Vinegar Hill his senior year of college. He enjoys a strong cup of coffee and the occasional cigar.
ProducerJen works as a narrative and documentary film producer in Washington, DC. When she’s not on set with the storytellers of Vinegar Hill, she can be found in various DC coffee shops preparing for her next project.
Co-Writer /Director of PhotographyThe son of an artist and NASA rocket scientist, Michael loves both the arts and sciences. His work as a writer and DP allows him to engage both sides of his brain. In addition to telling stories, Michael loves sushi, Kodak film, and Legos.
Co-WriterShepherd began his storytelling journey on a shaky bus ride through the jungles of western Africa, where the heat and the bugs viciously impressed upon him the importance of narrative.
Actor /Co-WriterA prolific writer, Jack has written dozens of scripts for both the stage and the screen. When he's not writing, acting, or directing, he can be found re-reading the works of Grant Morrison and Joss Whedon.