When a woman takes a new drug meant to enhance assertiveness by blocking empathy, she ends up locked in a deadly power struggle with her dismissive husband.
Mousy Hana is thrilled to discover a new pill that temporarily disables the empathy center of the brain so that people who have always had trouble putting themselves first can finally get a chance to succeed in life and love. Her husband, Aleksi, calls all the shots in their marriage, largely by criticizing and manipulating her into feeling sorry for him. With the help of the drug, Hana hopes to assert herself and improve their relationship.
At first, the pill seems to be paying off: she’s able to stand up for herself and meet her needs. But there’s a downside: when the drug wears off, all of her guilt comes rushing back. In order to avoid these attacks, Hana increases her dosage and, as a result, begins to lose her humanity.
Into the Uncanny Valley is a psychological horror/thriller with a touch of dark comedy that explores the cost of choosing to live without empathy – a trait traditionally associated with the feminine – in order to succeed in a man’s world.
Lead actress Kimberly Alexander is known for her work in Los Angeles Theatre, including: SOUTHERNMOST (Playwright’s Arena), STOCKHOLM (The Triptych Group; Stage Raw Nomination for Lead Actress), RED SPEEDO (The Road Theatre), RESOLVING HEDDA (The Victory Theatre; Robby Award Winner for Best Actress in a Comedy), THE ENGINE OF OUR RUIN (The Victory Theatre; Robby Award Winner for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy, Stage Raw Nomination for Supporting Actress), LIANA AND BEN (Circle X), THE GREAT DIVIDE (The Lillian Theatre) and DERBY DAY (The Elephant Theatre). She has also worked extensively in film and television with credits including NCIS, TRUE NIGHTMARES, BLOODLINE, FEMALE FIGHT SQUAD, MONSTAGRAM, THE ROMANTICS and NEVER STOP as well as commercials for Hyundai (SuperBowl with Jason Bateman), Toyota, Verizon, Sleep Number, 3M, Target, MTV, Starz Network, Lenovo and Ubisoft. She trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, as well as with Larry Moss, Gregory Berger and Joshua Bitton. In her free time, Kimberly enjoys pottery, books, yoga, happy hours, kombucha and spending time with her dog, Batman. www.imdb.me/kimberlyalexander