The Scarapist (2015) HD online
|Jeanne Marie Spicuzza||-||Lana|
|R. Michael Gull||-||Sweenie|
|Krystal Watson||-||Candice (voice)|
|Synthian Sharp||-||Jeff (voice)|
The score heard in the car when Sweenie is driving with Lana is inspired by "The Streets of Laredo," also known as "The Cowboy's Lament," where a dying man tells his tale of regret.
"The Scarapist" is based on a true story of therapist abuse that took place in Los Angeles.
The world premiere was held on October 15, 2015, in Los Angeles, California, as part of the LA Femme International Film Festival.
Winner of the 2016 'VDKUF Award - Verein Deutscher Kritiker Und Filmemacher' for Best Picture at the Berlinale European Film Market.
The character Lana is named after Lana Clarkson, in honor of victims of violence, who suffer by no fault of their own and discover their fate too late.
"The Scarapist" opens with a selection from the book 'La noche oscura del alma' by San Juan de la Cruz and a recording of the Actual Scarapist.
"The Scarapist" is the first motion picture based on a real-life case of therapist abuse, and the first to portray actual applied methods of hypnotic suggestion and memory implantation.
The novel that Lana is typing is 'Making Angels,' which is Jeanne Marie Spicuzza's first novel.
A segment of the score is on permanent exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum.
Despite pressures to make the therapist a male character, Jeanne Marie Spicuzza maintained two female leads.
To prepare Katy Colloton for the role of Ilse, Jeanne Marie Spicuzza coached Katy in hypnotherapy techniques.