Nathan Hertz’s Debut Function ‘Thinestra’ Tackles Physique Picture With Horror And Darkish Humor – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Filming is underway in Los Angeles at Keep Fortunate Studios for horror-comedy Thinestra, starring twin sisters Melissa Macedo (Girlboss) and Michelle Macedo (Each Time I Die). Directed by Nathan Hertz of their characteristic directorial debut, and written by Avra Fox-Lerner, the solid additionally options Brian Huskey (Veep) Shannon Yang (Kung Fu), Gavin Stenhouse (Kung Fu) and comic Mary Beth Barone.

Thinestra takes place throughout a Christmas warmth wave in Los Angeles. The story follows Penny, who, sad together with her full-bodied physique, is on a restrictive food plan, brutal exercise routine, & general wellness binge. Sooner or later, on the picture studio the place Penny works as a retoucher, an austere mannequin provides Penny a baggie of sketchy fat burners. Quickly after, following a clumsy Christmas get together, Penny loses her conviction & stuffs herself with cookies. 

Devastated by her mistake she resorts to taking the unusual weight reduction drug labeled ‘Thinestra’. That night time, Penny begins to quickly shed fats from her physique. It’s ugly, painful, & she ultimately collapses in mattress. Whereas she sleeps… from the bathroom in her lavatory… her alter-ego is born: Penelope. Penelope is the bodily manifestation of a binge state: just like the she-wolf in Dante’s Inferno — an unimaginable insatiable starvation consumes her (Penelope is the Hyde to Penny’s Jekyll). 

Because the story progresses, & a budding romance between Penny & her neighbor develops, Penelope good points growing management over Penny – committing brutal murders & ingesting horrendous substances (together with human flesh). Our view begins to oscillate between Penny’s dream state whereas Penelope is the grasp, Penelope’s brutal acts of violence, & a acutely aware Penny struggling for sanity within the blood-soaked aftermath of her doppelgänger. Then it’s Christmas morning!

“Simply pondering domestically, try to quantify the collective disgrace surrounding meals & disorganized consuming,” mentioned Hertz. “Lengthen your creativeness out to those that, like so many people, really feel guilt & embarrassment about our our bodies. Now think about all those self same individuals, experiencing a movie that gives a chance to externalize these points (a horror satire after all as no different style would suffice). Think about recoiling in horror, laughing, & staring into the glooping eyes of that painful lump we attempt to cowl strategically behind our clothes, we attempt to kill with food plan & train, & we attempt to medicate away with medicine like Ozempic. I’d take the Thinestra”

Thinestra is produced by Alexandra Lubenova’s Dogplayer & Kelly Parker’s Mary Ellen Moffat, alongside Hitmaker’s Media and Keep Fortunate Studios. Hertz, Joe Wesley, and each Macedo sisters act as government producers.