A Daughter's Nightmare

Synopsis: Soon after her father's death, college freshman Ariel learns her mother, Dana, has met Adam, a seemingly well-meaning and charming man at a grief support group. He claims to be a nurse, but the longer he hangs around the sicker and more isolated Dana becomes, even from Ariel. When Dana suddenly goes missing it's up to Ariel to discover the terrible truth of Adam's past before it is too late.
Director(s): Vic Sarin
Production: Sepia Films
87 min

A man who lived his life

with love and compassion.

Considerate to his older

brother Cameron,

loving father and friend

to his daughter Ariel,

devoted husband and life partner

to his wife Dana.

Jack Morgan will be

forever missed.

# No regrets,

# I'll watch over you.

# Live on for me,

# my loves.

# Dry your tears,

# I'm where I should be.

# I'm watching you

from above. #

Bye, Dad.

There's a lot of people here.

I didn't think everyone

would drive up from Spokane.

Yeah, it's nice.

Well, your daddy was a very

easy man to like.


Wasn't he, Cam?

That he was.

I'm really gonna miss him.

Me too, baby.

Hey, can you open the car?


Your doctor said no smoking!

What part of that

didn't you get?

Thank you for folding that.

You ok?

Yeah, I'm fine.

You know, I don't have to go

this semester, I can stay.

I can stay here with you

and we can hang out.

Don't you be silly.

Besides, what did we promise

your father?

That we would go on living.

That's right.

Which is why I'm going

to learn how to fly solo.

Ok, well I'll leave that

dress here to keep you company.

I might take this scarf.

No, I like that scarf!

Give it to me!


Glad you're here.

I thought maybe you'd

changed your mind again.

No, I tried but she wouldn't

let me.

Can you take those, too?

Thank you.


Yeah, it's all ah, you know,

school things.

Good morning.

Well, does she have to bring

all her shoes?

Oh, thank you.

I hope it's strong enough.

I'm sure it is.

How're you doing?

Yeah, I'm fine.

Aw, you.

It's your big day.

I'm going to come home, like,

every weekend.


Honey, I'm fine.

I know, but I think I should.

We should plan some stuff,

and we'll have some adventures

or something.

Alright, I'll look forward

to it.


I'm here if you need me,

you know?

I know you are.

Just call me and I'll be here,



Alright, I love you.

I love you.

Alright, get in there before

Uncle Cam has another coronary.

Oh dear.


Agh! Ah, it hurts!


Bye, baby, love you!

Hey, Brooks!

Now, the type of psychiatric

disorder we're talking about,

it forms at a sub-conscious


Why do you keep saying that?

I'm not like that!

Adam, tell him!

Ben, Dr. Schwartstein's trying

to help you.

Please listen to him.

Ben, listen.

I was not suggesting

that you are in control

of these behaviours.

Or that you've been dishonest

with us.

Your mother, she was sick

for a long time.


And after her death, you've been

experiencing mood swings

and had trouble sleeping.

Once in a while.

And how often would you say

you've been hearing

the voices in your head?

Not too often.

Ben, sometimes when a

person's normal coping methods

become overwhelmed,

they begin to express

psychological distress


Here, you can read this at home.

Now, the type of psychiatric

disorder we're talking about,

it forms a

sub-conscious level.

You wouldn't even be

aware of it.

Give this to someone

who needs it.

Ben, hold on!


Adam, I would get Ben into

treatment as soon as possible.

His symptoms indicate that

he's suffering from

at least one dissociative


and that points to a more chronic

and severe psychopathology.


Ok, thank you.

Good luck.


Ben, hold on!

No, he thinks I'm crazy!

No, he doesn't.

He's talking to me like

I'm some kind of psycho!

Wait, no, no.

It's one opinion.

That's why we went to him,


For another opinion?

I'm working at a hospital again,

I will get you the best medical

help available, I promise.

I'm here for you, ok?

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