The word Scalene means having three unequal sides and is the perfect name for this film as the three main characters each have their own points- of- view.
You must experience all three viewpoints in order to understand the reasons for their actions.
“Scalene” brought one of the most powerful interpretations of a mother, Janice Tremble (Margot Martindale) trying to cope with her mentally-challenged 26 year old son, Jakob Tremble (Adam Scarimbolo). An attractive 21 year old college student, Paige (Hanna Hall) became involved in their family as a caregiver for Jakob.
It sounds like a simple story but it’s not.
“Scalene” is a brilliant study of the three people whose circumstances have brought them together.
In the first scene, you saw Janice’s intense feelings as the camera moved to a close- up of her eye. Without speaking, the way Janice walked toward the house indicated that her emotions were about to explode.
All of Janice’s frustrations and rage seemed to be boiling inside her. She wanted revenge!
When Paige answered the door Janice threatened her with a gun.
You are immediately absorbed in the film’s action from the first scene to the shocking conclusion.
While watching “Scalene”, the time line shifted from Janice to Jakob and to Paige’s point of view with the introduction of new characters and plot changes.
The plot continued to reveal that Janice was torn between her love for Jakob while she desperately tried to grasp a little happiness for herself.
At night, as Paige helped Jakob get undressed for bed, she saw bruises and wounds on his body. Paige seemed troubled at the thought of allowing this abuse to continue.
Overwhelmed by her compassion Paige decided to seek help for him. Was Janice really abusing Jakob or did he do it to himself?
Paige’s solution to saving Jakob from his mother was an unexpected plot twist for viewers.
Writer/ Director Zack Parker wants the viewers to decide the truth for themselves.
Zack Parker and Margot Martindale’s exceptional portrayal of the mother should win an award. The combined talents of Zack Parker, Margot Martindale, Adam Scarimbolo, and Hanna Hall created an independent film that should rank with the big budget productions.
Margo Martindale EMMY award winner (FX’S “Justified”, Showtime’s “Dexter”, “Million Dollar Baby”);
Hanna Hall (“Forrest Gump” Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN, & “The Virgin Suicides”);
Adam Scarimbolo (“A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints”, “Lymelife”, “Stake Land”);
You may find “Scalene” at a theater near you or the film is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray through Breaking Glass Pictures. www.breakingglasspictures.com