63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

After treating an older patient near the end of her life and collapsing, a young resident doctor is transferred to a rural hospital in Greenville for a fresh start. Having trouble connecting with patients, his superior urges him to be more personable and take a “Bedside Technique” class. When James becomes consumed with the case of a young asthma patient, demons from his past begin haunting him: As an injured ankle flares up, James is confronted with hospital bureaucracy, his nightmares magnify his anxiety, and his reality starts to unravel.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Alex Thompson
Script: Alex Thompson, Christopher Thompson
Cinematography: Nate Hurtsellers
Editing: Michael S. Smith
Sound: Nihar Gagneja, Matt Collera, Erica Ricketts
Music: Quinn Tsan, Macie Stewart
Actors: Namir Smallwood, Sidney Flanigan, Michael Potts, Max Lipchitz, David Cromer, Cheryl Lynn Bruce
Production: Chicago Media Angels, Endeavor, Content, MarVista Entertainment, Metropolitan Entertainment, Runaway Train, [redacted] Entertainment
Producers: Julianna Imel, Leah Gaydos, James Choi, Edwin Linker, Pierce Cravens, Alex Thompson
Production Design: Rachel Cole, Matt Hyland
Executive producer: Neil Elman, Hannah Pillemer, Tony Vassiliadis, Fernando Szew, Markie Glasgow, Ted Reilly, Kelly Waller, Gianna Capra, Ian Keiser, Liv Krusinski, Alex Wilson
Make Up: Catherine Woods
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: USA
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 90΄
Contact: MarVista Entertainment

Alex Thompson

Alex Thompson is a writer, director, and producer based in Chicago. His debut feature film, the award-winning Saint Frances, premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in 2019 where it won the Grand Jury prize and the Audience Award. The film was released in 2020 to critical acclaim and was nominated for several notable end-of-year awards, including the John Cassavetes Award from the Independent Spirits. Alex is currently working on the TV series Color Force as well as several other feature films. He is one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film 2019,” and was part of the NYFF Artist’s Academy.


2014 Calumet (short)
2015 Irene & Marie (short)
2018 Big Bad Wolf (short)
2019 Saint Frances
2022 Rounding