Mother's Milk (USA, 1hr 35min)

Directed by: Edward Pionke

Written by: Edward Pionke


Bree Michaels, Casey Chapman, Dennis Rowe, Jaden Klein, Jamie Bragg, Jeannie Giannone, Laura Taylor, Mackenzie Wiglesworth, Nicole Keating, Robert McConnell, Scott Anderson, Vanessa Hughes


By day Claude Rainer is a university statistics professor whom can be easily overlooked. By night he holds a deep dark secret in the basement of his modest home. After a childhood trauma which left him motherless, Claude has formed a dysfunctional craving that can only be fed by a new mother's milk. To satisfy his cravings, Claude has kidnapped a beautiful young woman named Kim so that she can become his nourishing mother. He finds Kim jogging in the park pushing a stroller. Little does he know the baby is her niece. Content to not give up hope, Claude holds Kim captive in his basement by chaining her to the wall.

What follows is the journey the two have over the months as psychopath and captive develop tenderness towards one another. In the beginning Kim is frightened by Claude, however as time passes she comes to see him in a different light. As the days pass the two become more comfortable with each other. Claude has found someone with whom he feels he can share all of his secrets, while Kim is hoping to find her way out.

With flashbacks to the past, and horrifying dream sequences, the truth inside Claude is revealed, and his search for true love may become impossible. The simmering plot boils over as the two move inexorably to a climax that will forever change each of their lives. 

This is the debut film of writer/director Edward Pionke and features lead performances from Casey Chapman and Mackenzie Wiglesworth.