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Mark and Laurie have been on the run for months. Right and left wing extremists scour the country for individuals like them to indoctrinate with their beliefs. After meeting a young boy in hiding, Mark and Laurie have flashbacks to important moments throughout their relationship that coincidentally forecast the division and downfall of the US government. 


Elliot Stevens

Writer, Producer and Assistant Director

Matt Encarnacao

Director, Writer and Editor

Ashley Kristeen Vega

Co-Producer and Assistant Director




"It feels like a classic episode of The Twilight Zone. Clocking in at just 28 minutes it’s easily digestible with a strange “elseworld” premise that hinges on political and social anxiety and aggression."


"Overall, the presentation is good. It’s mostly well lit and well shot. The performances are some of the best I’ve ever seen in a low budget venture..."


"For under a half hour, Psychasthenia packs plenty of political punch. It’s a solid premise for a short story and doesn’t overstay its welcome. It’s never too on the nose and keeps a generally middle of the road point of view on such a divisive subject."