by Laura Moss
Country: USA
Year: 2023
Duration: 98'

Rose is a pathologist who prefers working with corpses over social interaction. She also has an obsession — the reanimation of the dead. Celie is a maternity nurse who has built her life around her bouncy, chatterbox six-year-old daughter, Lila. When one tragic night, Lila suddenly falls ill and dies, the two women's worlds crash into each other. They embark on a dark path of no return where they will be forced to confront how far they are willing to go to protect what they hold most dear.


film director

Laura Moss

(New York, USA) attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Arts and Performing Arts. They had directed numerous short films often characterized by horror themes and atmospheres, which have been selected at prestigious festivals like Tribeca, Rotterdam, and SXSW. In 2019, they directed the pilot episode of the TV series Neurotica., which won Best Director, Comedy Pilot at Seriesfest. In 2020, they participated in the Sundance Screenwriters/Directors Labs. In 2023, they directed their debut feature film, Birth/Rebirth, which was screened at several festivals, including Sundance, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Dallas, Stockholm, and the BFI London Film Festival.


Rising Up: The Story of the Zombie Rights Movement (cm, 2009), Road Less Traveled (cm, 2010), Porn Without Sex (cm, 2016), Fry Day (cm, 2017), Allen Anders: Live at the Comedy Castle – Circa 1987 (cm, 2018), Neurotica. (1 ep, serie tv, 2019), Eureka! (cm, 2019), Birth/Rebirth (2023).


film director

“I remember the impact Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein had on me when I first read it as a pre-teen. I was delighted, not only by the material, but by the fact that it was written by a woman from the Victorian era, and it wasn’t about manners, or marriage, but about elemental questions of life and legacy. As I grew older and wrestled with the life-creating capabilities of my own body, I thought of Shelley, who suffered miscarriages and grappled with her body’s mutiny. Who lost the love of her life, and faced so much grief, and the finality of death.”


& Credits

DIRECTOR: Laura Moss. SCREENPLAY: Laura Moss, Brendan J. O’Brien. CINEMATOGRAPHY: Chananun Cotrungroj. EDITING: Taylor Mason. PRODUCTION DESIGN: Courtney Andujar, Hillary Andujar. COSTUME DESIGN: Annie Simon. MUSIC: Ariel Marx. SOUND: Bryan Parker. CAST: Marin Ireland, Judy Reyes, Breeda Wool, Monique Gabriela Curner, LaChanze, Kathleen Mary Carthym Bryan Carroll, A.J. Lister. PRODUCERS: Mali Elfman, David Grove Churchill Viste, Brendan J. O’Brien. PRODUCTION: Retrospecter Films, Shudder. 

CONTACT: Universal Studios Usa