Directed by: Samantha Aldana
Written by: Kelly Murtagh & Bryce Parsons-Twesten
Produced by: Water Meter Productions, Kelly Murtagh, Bobby Gilchrist, Lizzie Guitreau, William Ramsey, R. Todd Campbell, and Brian C. Miller Richard.
Cinematographer: Natalie Kingston
Production Designer: Matt Whittle
Editor: Stephen Pfeil
Costume Designer: Brandon Kafarela
Score by: Mandy Hoffman
Original Music by: Keenan McCrae & Joe Ceponis
Sound Design by: Devin Lawrence
VFX by: Alex Wiltz
SFX Make up: Meg Wilbur
Starring: Kelly Murtagh, Bobby Gilchrist, Marco Dapper, Erika Ashley, Gralen Bryant Banks, and Zardis Nichols.
Ivy, a struggling singer in New Orleans trapped in the hidden underworld of her eating disorder, must face her addiction - or risk becoming a monster.
The movie premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in June and will release in theaters on February 10, 2022, by XYZ Films Releasing.
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AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS:
Tribeca Film Festival
Raindance Film Festival
Winner of "Blood Thirsty Award" at Wench Film Festival
New Orleans Film Festival
"Tribeca 2021 Women Directors: Meet Samantha Aldana – “Shapeless” - Women and Hollywood
"ComingSoon is debuting the exclusive trailer for the upcoming psychological horror/thriller Shapeless, starring Kelly Murtagh (The Lovebirds, The Purge) and Jamie Neumann (The Deuce, Lovecraft Country)." - ComingSoon
"The gnawing omnipresence of an eating disorder becomes the source of body horror in Samantha Aldana’s accomplished, visually impressive debut." -The Guardian
"Shapeless is wonderful at creating a sense of dread, an environment that you’re worried about and worried to be in." - Flixist
“Aldana effectively uses genre and body horror to complement the story she, Murtagh, and Parsons-Twesten are trying to tell. The emphasis on genre heightens Ivy’s anxious reality, but it does not lessen the authenticity. The director is able to express the troubling reality of her protagonist, and yet keep the story grounded in colourful and musical New Orleans."- Popmatters
“...Shapeless is, ultimately, an immersive, intoxicating experience where the sensory trumps more orthodox narrative storytelling elements, a perfect fit when it comes to the film’s challenging subject matter.”- Alliance of Women Journalists
“Comparisons to Lynch are inevitable as Aldana’s directing style takes on a life of its own and creates a truly unique movie-going experience. (…) Kelly Murtagh is absolutely fabulous in the leading role.”- Film Book
“This dark tale of a woman losing an internal battle is told in a sensitive light and takes up important space in the horror realm.” - View From the Dark
“Shapeless is very much its own hybrid beast, simultaneously ugly and beautiful (…) yielding a portrait all at once tragic, horrific and – importantly – sympathetic, as a woman is undone by her own uncontrollable undiagnosed drives and urges.” - Movies On Weekends
“A powerful body horror about eating disorders, Shapeless delivers a methodical character driven tale.”- AIPT Comics
“Shapeless is an experiential and penetrating insight in the insidious, destructive and all-consuming scourge of eating disorders.”- Escape Into Film