Higher Methods

Providence, Rhode Island | Film Feature

Mystery, Thriller

Nathan Suher

1 Campaigns | Massachusetts, United States

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Higher Methods is a new kind of psychological thriller that propels audiences to the other side of the celluloid screen. The film exposes the industry's seamy side, while revealing the obsessions that drive several crazed, compelling characters to seek their unique fame and endure beyond his world.

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Mission Statement

WE'RE NOT HERE TO MAKE A MOVIE. WE'RE HERE TO BUILD A FILM COMMUNITY The soil is rich in New England with an abundance of talent on both sides of the lens. IM Filmworks has employed hundreds of local actors and crew offering an opportunity to grow and contribute to a thriving local arts community.

The Story


The Story 

Matt is an actor.  While attending a movie he sees his sister who has been missing for 10 years as an extra....and she hadn't aged a day.


Matt’s​ ​is​ ​propelled​ ​onto​ ​his​ ​journey​ ​when​ ​he’s​ ​visited​ ​by​ ​a​ ​mysterious​ ​woman,​ ​Kayla.​ ​ ​She​ ​reveals that​ ​she​ ​can​ ​show​ ​him​ ​the​ ​path​ ​to​ ​solving​ ​the​ ​mystery​ ​behind​ ​his​ ​sister’s​ ​disappearance.​ ​ ​Matt accepts​ ​the​ ​invitation​ ​and​ ​metaphorically​ ​dives​ ​down​ ​the​ ​rabbit​ ​hole.

Matt​ ​begins​ ​searching​ ​for​ ​his​ ​sister.​ ​ ​He​ ​meets​ ​several​ ​characters​ ​who​ ​share​ ​cryptic​ ​information about​ ​her​ ​whereabouts. 

An​ ​encounter​ ​with​ ​Shannon,​ ​a​ ​determined​ ​actress​ ​who​ ​will​ ​do​ ​anything​ ​and​ ​use​ ​anybody​ ​to​ ​get ahead​ ​reveals​ ​some​ ​clues​ ​to​ ​her​ ​disappearance.

Shannon takes Matt to an acting studio where his sister used to attend.  There he meets John Edward Marcus, a larger then life acting instructor who employs horrifying methods in sharing the art of performance.


Shannon develops a strong attraction to Matt (or does she have ulterior motives).  She brings him to meet famed film producer, Cameron Stark, who was the last person to see Matt's sister.

Cameron is impressed with Matt's talent and bravado and is interested in casting him in his upcoming new film.  He supplies Matt with a designer drug called Midnight that all the actors are after.  Shannon brings him back to her apartment where she seduces Matt into take the drug with her.


Matt​ ​has​ ​a​ ​terrible​ ​reaction​ ​to​ ​the​ ​drug​ ​sending​ ​him​ ​on​ ​a​ ​hallucinogenic​ ​trip​ ​which​ ​reveals​ ​more clues​ ​to​ ​the​ ​whereabouts​ ​of​ ​his​ ​missing​ ​sister.


Will Matt turn to violence to find his missing sister?  Is her abductor someone he already knows?


Will Matt learn the true motivations behind the media mogul Cameron Stark, the charasmatic John Edward Marcus, the seductress Shannon, or the mysterious Kayla?









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Music Composition

Costs $1,500

Music is the connective tissue to our film.

Sound Design

Costs $1,500

Mixing the dialogue, music, and sound effects.

Color Grading

Costs $1,750

We want our images to appear as vibrant and beautiful as possible.

Film Festival

Costs $2,500

Submitting to the elite film festivals is one of our most important goals.

Graphic Design

Costs $750

Higher Methods is a remarkable film that deserves polished marketing materials

Special Effects

Costs $1,000

Fortunately this film isn't effects laden, but there a few sequences that will need some VFX.


Costs $1,000

Exporting the film in a format that are acceptable for distribution.

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