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.
Editor Tamara Friedman comes from a background that is versatile and diverse. Her passion for all that is filmmaking and storytelling began when she first fell in love with the still camera. She graduated from the iconic UCSF San Francisco Art Institute – BFA degrees in Photography and in Graphic Arts and went into motion pictures. Tamara now has 20 plus years of experience as a Director, Editor and Line Producer encompassing features, documentaries, television, commercials, short films, branded content and music videos.
Some of Tamara’s editing work includes many award winning independent feature films and documentaries like “B-Girl”, “Boston; The Documentary”, and “Man of the Year”.
She is also editor of the recent controversial documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly” for Lifetime television and editor of many innovative television series’ including “The Real World”, “Survivor”, “Livin’ Large”, “Faking it”, “MTV’s Surf Girls” and “House Wars” for NBC, CBS, TBS, Lifetime, MTV, USA and Discovery.
Tamara’s love of the still camera remains as she continues to shoot still photographs.