René Chandler


Australia/USA, 2014

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Pablo loves to cry. Adora loves a man who cries. They are perfect for each other until the day he runs out of tears.

Told through puppetry and stop-motion animation, Dacryphilia is the tumultuous experience of Pablo and Adora, adapted from the stage play of the same name.

Theirs is an adult fairytale about love, infatuation and control. They must do everything they can to make Pablo cry again, but will this see them pay the highest price for their desire?

Written by Amanda Miha
Produced by Shelley Dresden
Cast (voice): Davey Havok

About the Director:
René Chandler is an Australian filmmaker living in New York. In 2007, she undertook a Post Graduate Diploma followed by a Masters in Animation for Film and Television at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in Melbourne. René’s films have screened at film festivals around the world, and her current interest in stop-motion led her to create Dacryphilia.