An ambivalent reporter will get a big break if his interview with the Devil goes as planned, in this narrative short film from writer/director Ian Ebright (From the Sky). THE DEVIL NEEDS A FIX is a dark comedy/fantasy/drama exploring disconnectedness, longing, and fear in modern society.

THE DEVIL NEEDS A FIX stars Stefan Hajek (Automata), Steven Soro (From the Sky), and Rosalie Miller (Z Nation), and is produced by Jess Grant (From the Sky), Sarah MacAaron (Manic Pixie Dream Wife), and Ian Ebright.

The film features a soundtrack by Helsinki-based folk/pop/electronic band Husky Rescue (SXSW, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits), including new music composed for the film by founding member and lead musician Marko Nyberg.

“This smart and elegant sophomore film proves FROM THE SKY was no accident. Ian Ebright knows how to make movies.” -Cinephilia & Beyond. Featured as a Short Film of the Month:

“A wonderfully scripted film with a rather brilliant turn of events.” -Film Shortage. Featured as a Daily Short Pick:

“Deliciously intriguing…a sophisticated dark comedy with an edge.” -Thomas Ethan Harris (American Cinematheque)

-Best Washington Made Film: Gig Harbor Film Festival 2018
-Best Fantasy Short Film: Inca Imperial International Film Festival Peru 2018
-Best Dark Comedy Short Film: South Film and Arts Academy Festival Chile 2018
-Supporting Actress in a Short Film Honorable Mention, Rosalie Miller: South Film and Arts Academy Festival Chile 2018

-Seattle International Film Festival 2017 * / ** / ***

-Rhode Island International Film Festival 2017 * / **
-HollyShorts Film Festival 2017 * / **
-The Flyway Film Festival 2017 ***
-Portland Film Festival 2017 ** / ***
-Spokane International Film Festival 2018
-Windy City International Film Festival 2018
-Rainier Independent Film Festival 2018
-Ellensburg Film Festival 2018
-Short to the Point International Film Festival Romania 2017
-No Coast Film Festival 2019
-Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival 2017
-Nepal America International Film Festival 2018
-Global India International Film Festival 2018

*Oscar-qualifying festival
**One of MovieMaker Magazine’s 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee
***One of MovieMaker Magazine’s 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World

Writer / Director: Ian Ebright
Producers: Jess Grant, Sarah MacAaron, Ian Ebright
Starring: Stefan Hajek, Steven Soro, Rosalie Miller
Director of Photography: Oguz Uygur
Production and Costume Designer: Sarah MacAaron
Editor: Eric Frith
Composer: Marko Nyberg
Assistant Director: Ian Van der Werff
Assistant Camera: Maurice Morales
Assistant Editor: Leah Andrews
Sound Design / Mix: Mike McAuliffe, Dave Howe at Bad Animals
Colorist: Tim Maffia
Title Design / VFX: Luke Swain

Cover Art Design: Ian Ebright, Luke Swain
Cover Art Photography: Maurice Labrecque


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