Every hero needs an origin story. This is Anna Seregina’s. For the uninitiated, Seregina was a stand-up in San Francisco before relocating to Los Angeles. As above, so below, she’s honed a style that’s confessional, impressional, off-center and something you can root for.
In this directorial debut, Seregina cross casts herself as the nuclear family that would drive anyone to comedy. Each face makes a peculiar expression that’s tortured and derp. Attention to cinematography retrograde adds tension and flair to this showcase of countenance contortion.