Abby is a fortysomething, wealthy, married, lesbian housewife who—after getting smacked in the head by her son’s baseball—walks around every corner of her suburban life to confront a mounting desire for something else. She takes on a new project and purchases a pied-à-terre in Manhattan. Walking around the city streets reminds Abby what it feels like to be sexy, and her pent-up libido shakes off its inhibitions. Her desire is not a take-home item for the minivan ride back home, so Abby inaugurates a double life that draws her deeply into a world of prostitution for women.
In an auspicious debut effort, director Stacie Passon draws out a pitch-perfect performance from her lead actor, Robin Weigert, as a sexy, shut-down family woman stretching to bloom again. Palpably sensual and deliciously contained, Concussion is a keen observation of the complicated contours of midlife crisis. - S. F.
About the Director
Concussion is Stacie Passon’s first feature film as writer/director. In 2012, Concussion was chosen for the Independent Feature Project’s narrative lab. Also in 2012, Passon received the Adrienne Shelly Director’s Grant and the Calvin Klein Spotlight on Women Filmmakers Live the Dream Grant at the Gotham Awards for Concussion. She began as a commercial producer and director, creating media for dozens of clients, including Warner Music Group, Donna Karan, IBM, and Sony Music Entertainment. Most recently Passon produced Elliot King Is Third for director Rose Troche.
Cast and Credits
Director: Stacie Passon
Screenwriter: Stacie Passon
Executive Producers: Anthony Cupo, Cliff Chenfeld
Producer: Rose Troche
Cinematographer: David Kruta
Production Designer: Lisa Myers
Casting Director: Anne Davison
Principal Cast: Robin Weigert, Maggie Siff, Johnathan Tchaikovsky, Julie Fain Lawrence, Emily Kinney, Laila Robins
Contact: Rose Troche / Producer / email@example.com