December 18, 12pm EST
Quinn Shephard, Nadia Alexander, Tessa Albertson & Luke Slatter
Facing constant bullying, Abigail, an eternal outcast, escapes from her hostile surroundings at school by immersing herself in the worlds of the characters she reads about, much to the amusement of her manipulative classmate, Melissa. When the girls’ intriguing new drama teacher Jeremy announces Arthur Miller’s "The Crucible” as their fall show, and casts Abigail over Melissa in the starring role, Abigail’s confidence blooms — but soon her relationship with Jeremy begins to move beyond the fantasy world she's constructed. The riveting debut of 22-year-old writer/director Quinn Shephard, "Blame" examines the indelible stain of rumor and suspicion in the contemporary suburban high school while delving into the psyches of the cell phone generation. Shephard, Nadia Alexander, Tessa Albertson & Luke Slatter come to BUILD to chat about the movie.