American filmmaker Tim Hunter (River's Edge) directs the dark comedy The Failures, shot in HD video with a script from first-time screenwriter Hal Haberman. Chad Lindberg plays William, an alcoholic who works as a parking lot attendant. He makes up comic book stories about antidepressant drugs that come to life in the form of superheroes Depressor (Michael Ironside) and Elatia (Heather Marie Marsden). Ashley Johnson plays Lilly, a former cheerleader who starts to hate life after her mother commits suicide. William and Lilly start up a romance of sorts. The Failures was shown at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival as part of the market screenings. It also stars Babylon 5 cult figure Claudia Christian.
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