TERRI (105 minutes) is the story of a teen (Jacob Wysocki) who is orphaned to an uncle who is fading away, mercilessly teased by his peers and roundly ignored by his teachers. When the dreaded vice-principal (John C. Reilly) sees something of himself in Terri, they establish a friendship which opens Terri up to the possibility that life is not something to be endured, but something to be shared, and even enjoyed.
Director Azazel Jacobs, the son of avant-garde filmmaker Ken Jacobs, was born in 1972 and raised in lower Manhattan surrounded by important and innovative artists. He went to undergraduate school at the film department of SUNY Purchase and received his Masters from the American Film Institute in 2002. Jacob's award-winning film MOMMA’S MAN premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008, and quickly became one of the most lauded films of the year, winding up on many “best of” lists. Released in numerous international territories, it was distributed domestically by Kino International.