Based on the real events… Yale University, 1961. Dr. Stanley Milgram PhD, designs a psychology experiment in which people think they’re delivering electric shocks to an affable stranger strapped into a chair in another room. Subjects are told it’s about memory, but the experiment is really about conformity, conscience, and free will. Dr. Milgram is trying to come to terms with the Holocaust and to test people’s tendency to comply with authority. The experiment yields disturbing results: 65 per cent of Dr. Milgram’s subjects deliver voltage that may be fatal, obeying polite commands from a lab-coated authority figure . When working at Harvard, his obedience findings are announced in the New York Times. He is accused of being a deceptive, manipulative monster. Dr. Milgram re-ignites debate with his 1974 book, OBEDIENCE TO AUTHORITY. With the support of his wife he continues to fight distortions of his work, which includes a made-for-TV movie starring William Shatner. EXPERIMENTER’S tone is celebratory, and the film’s style will be as playful and provocative as a Dr. Milgram experiment, with our protagonist often talking directly to the camera. What would you do? Is the underlying theme of major Dr. Milgram research. He spent his life exploring how to adjust and transcend pre-programed behavior. EXPERIMENTER will show how Dr. Milgram’s conscience and his creative spirit continue to be resonant, and inspire us.
TRAILER & MAKING OF
A successful businessman for over 20 years, he has produced the feature films Bed and Breakfast (with Dean Cain and Juliana Paes), Open Road (Andy Garcia, Juliette Lewis and Camila Belle), more recently The Brazilian. Uri had also produced the award winning films Predilection and I Love Candy. He is recently overseeing the development of a series of features including Arigo (Alan Arkin), El Camino (written and directed by Ted Melfi) and Like Sunday, Like Rain (Written and directed by Frank Whaley).
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Fabio Golombek oversees all FJP productions in the United States since 2002. Fabio, as the president of FJ Productions, coordinates a number of programs such as The Hollywood News Report TV (HBO and syndication), Hollywood News in 3D (Sky and Orange), As Ultimas de Hollywood (SONY Entertainment), Hollywood Buzz (TNT) and 2 seasons of Hollywood Uncut. Since 2010, he has produced Bed and Breakfast, a feature film starring Dean Cain and Juliana Paes which was distributed worldwide, The Brazilian (Mariel Hemingway, Dean Cain & F.Machado) and co-produced Open Road. He is currently in production of Like Sunday, Like Rain (Written and directed by Frank Whaley), El Camino and Arigo. He is also the executive producer of the award winning show Planeta Brasil (TV Globo International), and producer of shows such as Shape Up (Fox), Shop the World, Martial Arts 360 and Zen Zone. Fabio is a member of the Producers Guild of America PGA, IDA and NALIP.
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WRITER AND DIRECTOR
Michael AlmereydaMichael Almereyda’s feature films include Twister (1989), Another Girl Another Planet (1992), Nadja (1995), Hamlet (2000), William Eggleston in the Real World (2005), Paradise (2009) and Cymbeline (2014) which premiered at the Venice Film Festival. His most recent short film, Skinningrove, was given the Jury Award for Short Non-Fiction at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. His films have been nominated for five IFP Spirit Awards, including Best First Feature (Twister) and Best Director (for Nadja), as well as two nominations for Gotham Awards. Almereyda directed an episode of the HBO series Deadwood and received a Guggenheim Fellowship for Film in 2005. His essays and commentary have appeared in The New York Times, Film Comment, The Believer, Artforum, Bookforum, and DVD booklets for the Criterion Collection. The writing of Experimenter was supported by two commissioning grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in conjunction with the Sundance Film Institute and the Tribeca Film Institute.
Peter Sarsgaard (Stanley Milgram) was born in Illinois and graduate at St. Louis' Washington University where he majored in history and literature. He made his screen debut in Tim Robbins' Dead Man Walking (1995), and started gracing the art-house circuit, making a violent, searing impression as a homophobic killer in Boys Don't Cry (1999) starring two-time Oscar-winner Hilary Swank as a trans-gendered teen. After that, he made great performances in The Salton Sea (2002), Shattered Glass (2003), Garden State (2004), An Education (2009) and Blue Jasmine (2013).
Winona Ryder (Sasha Milgram) was born in Minnesota and moved to California when she was ten. At age 13, she was cast to Lucas (1986). She also worked on The Age of Innocence (1993), Girl, Interrupted (1999), Scanner Darkly (2006), Star Trek (2009), Black Swan (2010).
Jim Gaffigan (James McDonough) arrived in New York City in 1990 at the age of 24. Gaffigan proved his comic merit landing an appearance on fellow Hoosier David Letterman's talk show Late Show with David Letterman (1993). He was handpicked to develop a sitcom for the Letterman. Went on to guest-star on a veritable who's who list of hit shows including That '70s Show (1998), Sex and the City (1998), Third Watch (1999), Ed (2000) and Law & Order (1990).
Edoardo Ballerini (Paul Hollander) was born on March 20, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Romeo Must Die (2000), The Substitute 2: School's Out (1998) and The Pest (1997).
John Palladino (John Williams) is an actor, known for Grand Theft Auto V (2013) and Death in the Desert (2015).
Kellan Lutz (William Shatner) was born in North Dakota. Lutz had picked up a few modeling jobs as a teenager, but got his first TV break with a small role in The Bold and the Beautiful (1987). More television success followed, including parts in The Comeback (2005) and Generation Kill (2008). He was also cast in some film roles, including Accepted (2006) and Prom Night (2008), but his major break came in 2008 when he won the role of vampire Emmett Cullen in the smash hit Twilight (2008), and its subsequent sequels.