As most of my readers know I’m a significant film buff. Not big on the entire superhero motion or even the cult horror flicks, but what really captures my attention is really really a psychological thriller that is excellent old. I was lucky enough to be allowed an exclusive preview of new film ‘The Holly Kane Experiment’ — a psychological thriller exploring the darker side of relationships and also the alarming influence of strong men.
Penned Mick from duo and Tom Sands, the film centers around Holly Kane, a 29-year-old psychologist experimenting to tame her unconscious thoughts. Holly is experimentation with drug-fuelled ‘subliminal programming’ when two very different guys come in to her life.
Primarily the cryptic Dennis MacIntyre played a nervous however spontaneous individual who upon a chance meeting at a local cafe plucks up the courage to ask Holly to supper, with James Rose. At first sight Dennis looks like a reason for concern, he does not look to be a natural match for its Holly and comes across a bit shaky and vulnerable. As it happens, Dennis proves to become something of a saving grace for Holly and never gives up even.
The connection comes from the kind of 73 year old Marvin Greenslade, an psychologist gave my attention on relationships and played with Nicky Henson.
Whichever way I have no doubt you will reach an extremely favorable outcome. In which the film becomes upsetting this previous relationship is for me. Why? The connotations to Hollywood scandal is actually striking.
Over the last few months picture fans have looked on in terror as some of the largest and most respected names in the business have been outed to get a series of truly black and prolonged abuses of power, even with many more allegations appearing in the world’s press on an almost weekly basis. This course is where the nature of Marvin Greenslade finds the ultimate significance.
Whilst watching the position of Holly in the palms of Greenslade you can not help but think of the two Hollywood’s abused and abusers. The mental and physical distress of the abused, the fear and anguish, not to mention the unsettling thought activities and processes of these abusers. Just like The Holly Kane Experiment, you find even the manipulator, that should in reality be questioning theirs , or even the sufferers when it’s the abuser questioning their sanity.
Portraying Holly’s trauma in the hands of a manipulative man has been to Director Tom of particular importance, having noticed an actor, his girlfriend, had been medicated in years. He said: “My girlfriend is a celebrity and she’s told me about many situations she’s been requested to place herself where are entirely inappropriate. Unfortunately many manufacturers believe they can make the most of their position of power”
That is where we realise the entire extent of the harrowing scenarios many actresses (and actors) have found themselves. When someone with a reputation expects, or even chooses, something from you, how do you say no? When nobody knows your name and the entire world knows theirs how do you make accusations? After their misuse occurred, you can imagine the extent of the torment they’ve had to hide 35, lots of Hollywood’s sufferers have managed to tell their story many years
It is given these news stories we find empathy for Holly. Greenslade is not prestigious in his profession, but he had been. In a variety of ways, you could say he was her Hollywood Producer.
Obviously misuse of power and manipulation is not just a movie theme or even a Hollywood issue, it’s very prevalent in ordinary. Kinds of manipulation can be regarded as a kind of abuse, an issue most people are all too familiar with. Back in 2017 alone over 1.9 million complaints of domestic abuse were produced in the united kingdom alone, with over 92 percent of those defendants being male. This naturally does not take away from male victims’ adventuresit is tough to ignore the gap. Power struggles are unbelievably common in connection, but it’s stressing what can occur when the struggle shifts too far.
Lady Kirtsy Averton who performs the title character also weighs in on the issue through her analysis of this personality: “Holly fears losing hands. It has formed her life and formed. It is this fear that compels her whilst allowing her to be exploited at the way. Although it’s through these experiences of manipulation and trauma which she’s finally able to face these fears. The film illustrates the horror of how a lady’s vulnerability could be manipulated by a man in a place of power”
It is much to Mick and Tom Sands’ credit that they manage to examine issues with sensitivity that is excellentwhilst a gripping, psychological thriller plays outside in front of us. A film that arouses not only empathy for the fictional characters on-screen, but empathy for the victims off-screen that is exact real too.
The Holly Kane Experiment is published UK broad, Monday 12th February 2018. Accessible to see on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play and Vimeo on Demand in www.thehollykaneexperiment.com.