New dark comedy feature HOW TO DETER A ROBBER, starring Vanessa Marano (Saving Zoe, The Comeback, Gilmore Girls), Benjamin Papac (Greenhouse Academy, The Walking Dead), Abbie Cobb (Mom’s Night Out, Suburgatory), Sonny Valicenti (Mindhunter, Office Christmas Party), Jonah Ray (Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail), with Gabrielle Carteris (BH90210), and Chris Mulkey (Twin Peaks, Whiplash), is set to premiere on VOD, digital and in select cinemas on July 16, 2021 from Shout! Studios. Written and directed by Maria Bissell (Corridor Four), HOW TO DETER A ROBBER had its festival premiere at Fantastic Fest to great audience enthusiasm. Bissell brings a dark and highly entertaining sense of humor to the home invasion film, deftly blending tension with caustic comedy.
During Christmas in a desolate Northern Wisconsin town, a stubborn young woman and her naïve boyfriend get more than they bargained for when they walk into the wrong cabin. They’re soon forced to face off against a pair of amateur house burglars and protect themselves with Home Alone-style booby traps in this darkly comedic romp.
Written and Directed by Maria Bissell
Produced by Maria Bissell, Joshua Adam Fu, Max Silver, and Stephen Tringali
Executive Producers: Steven Merrick, Eleanor Reynolds, Elisabeth Sexton
Director of Photography: Stephen Tringali
Edited by Patrick Lawrence
Original Score by Robert Allaire
Costume Designer: Amy Hirt
HOW TO DETER A ROBBER
Not Rated | Running Time: 85 minutes
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Also Available in Select U.S. Cinemas