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Mister Limbo

Directed by Robert G. Putka
Narrative Feature
USA | 97 min | 2020

Two strangers wake up in the middle of the desert with no memory of anything – including their names. Are they dead? Or did they just party too hard at Burning Man?

A warm buddy film at heart – but hopefully also a rumination on existential themes such as regret, cynicism, faith, and empathy – Mister Limbo is an odyssey evoking Waiting For Godot on drugs, with a soft spot for the short-lived TV series, “The 4400.”

I made this film after having emerged from a tumultuous period in my life. It helped me to better understand the power of forgiveness – both of oneself and others – and how it frees us to move on to better things. Maybe it can do the same for others.

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Mister Limbo - Robert G. PutkaRobert G. Putka

Robert Putka’s first feature, MAD, premiered at the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival and was distributed by The Orchard. Critics have compared it to the character-driven work of Noah Baumbach, David O. Russell and Alexander Payne, with The FIlm Stage noting it to be “a slow motion car wreck,” and further that “it’s all the better for it, showing that the best movies about the subject of mental illness don’t wave away the consequences, they run headfirst into them…” The film was nominated for the “No Budge Award” at the American Independent Film Awards.

Two of his short films have premiered at SXSW (in 2012 and 2014, respectively), and at 21 he was hired by HBO to develop a series for their short lived DIGITALS platform.

After years toiling around on the fringes of the industry, he’s finally finishing up his undergrad degree and will be attending law school, with a concentration in matters of Public Interest.

Film Information

Director: Robert G. Putka
Country: USA
Year: 2020
Language: English
Runtime: 97 min.
Rated: R


Writer: Robert G. Putka
Producer: Robert G. Putka, Joseph Albert Battaglia, Jennifer Kennedy, Benjamin Measor
Editor: Benjamin Measor

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