The very final film for the late, great Tom Sizemore (Heat, Saving Private Ryan), Trauma Therapy : Psychosis has been scheduled for a theatrical, digital, and on demand release 1st September 2023 by Quiver Distribution.
Directed by Gary Barth, and written by Tom Malloy and David Josh Lawrence, the film – a sequel to Trauma Therapy (2019) – sees Malloy return as Tobin Vance, a notorious self-help guru who has been exiled overseas. As the feds move in on his US operation,
Vance is building a new base in the remote outskirts of Kirkcaldy, Scotland. There, his stoic assistant Elizabeth (Hannah New), along with former student John (David Josh Lawrence), recruit a hopeful new group of lost souls for an intensive retreat to solve their deep-seated problems.
The film also features Pirates of the Caribbean’s Vince Lozano, Jamie Scott Gordon, Gordon Holliday, and Megan Tremethick. Sizemore appears as himself, the host of a Larry King-like TV talk show.
Says Malloy and Lawrence, “The first Trauma Therapy, released in 2019, was a really fun exploration into the power that a self-help guru can have, and how, if he or she used that power in devious ways, the results could be extreme.
We were inspired by the likes of Tony Robbins and how he would make his weekend retreat participants walk on coals.
For the sequel, we had two goals: 1) it would be a standalone film so people could just jump right in, and 2) we wanted to amp up the danger and the suspense. The people involved in Trauma Therapy: Psychosis would face EXTREME challenges meant to break them… and all who failed would meet a devious end.
Written at a retreat in Lake Placid, NY, the surrounding area gave the idea of isolation and hopelessness. Trauma Therapy: Psychosis takes the intensity and suspense up to 11!”.