The Devil Needs a Fix

A Film by Ian Ebright


An ambivalent reporter will get a big break if his interview with the Devil goes as planned. Blending the genres of dark comedy, drama, and fantasy, THE DEVIL NEEDS A FIX explores disconnectedness, longing, and the nature of fear.
The film is populated with a soundtrack by the Helsinki-based band Husky Rescue (Glastonbury, SXSW, HBO’s THE SOPRANOS, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits), including new music written for the film.


  • Picture of Ian Ebright © Maurice Labrecque

    Ian Ebright

    Ian Ebright is the writer, director, and producer of the narrative short films 'The Devil Needs a Fix' and 'From the Sky.'
    'The Devil Needs a Fix' had its World Premiere at the 2017 Seattle International Film Festival. Called "deliciously intriguing...a sophisticated dark comedy with an edge," by Los Angeles Film Festival co-creator Thomas Ethan Harris, 'The Devil Needs a Fix' received invitations to screen at the Oscar-qualifying 2017 Rhode Island International Film Festival and Oscar-qualifying 2017 HollyShorts Film Festival in Los Angeles. The film is continuing its run on the domestic and international film festival circuit.
    Ian's debut as writer/director was the multi-award-winning narrative short film 'From the Sky' (2014), an Arabic language story about a peaceful father and troubled son struggling to cope with the effects of drone warfare in their region of the Middle East. The film starred Maz Siam (Argo, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Mindy Project). Ian was the recipient of the Most Promising Filmmaker award at the 2015 Spokane International Film Festival for writing, directing, and co-producing the film.
    Called " amazing and pioneering short film" by the renowned filmmaking website Cinephilia & Beyond, 'From the Sky' received 12 awards including the International Humanitarian Award Grand Prize at the 18th annual Oscar-qualifying Rhode Island International Film Festival (2014), 7 nominations including Excellence in Short Film Casting from the CSA Artios Awards, and more than 25 Official Selections including Oscar-qualifier Seattle International Film Festival (2014) and Savannah Film Festival (2015). 'From the Sky' had its television debut on PBS' Seattle affiliate KCTS 9.

Awards + Festivals

  • SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (World Premiere, Official Selection, Seattle, WA, USA)May 28, 2017
  • RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Providence, RI, USA)August 12, 2017
  • HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hollywood, CA, USA)August 13, 2017
  • FLYWAY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Red Wing, MN and Pepin, WI, USA)October 20, 2017
  • SHORT TO THE POINT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Romania) November 1, 2017
  • PORTLAND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Portland, Oregon, USA) November 3, 2017
  • CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)December 26, 2017
  • SPOKANE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTTIVAL (Official Selection, Washington, USA)February 3, 2018
  • *BEST DARK COMEDY SHORT FILM* *Supporting Actress in a Short Film, Honorable Mention: Rosalie Miller*
    THE SOUTH FILM AND ARTS ACADEMY FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Chile)March 17, 2018
  • GLOBAL INDIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)March 24, 2018
    3rd INCA IMPERIAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lima, Peru)May 17, 2018
  • RAINIER INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Washington, USA)May 19, 2018
  • 2nd NEPAL AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hyattsville, MD, USA)May 20, 2018
  • WINDY CITY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Chicago, USA)July 14, 2018
    GIG HARBOR FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Gig Harbor, USA)September 15, 2018
  • ELLENSBURG FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ellensburg, USA)October 6, 2018



Ian Ebright
Ian Ebright
Jessica Grant, Sarah MacAaron, Ian Ebright
Director of Photography
Oguz Uygur
Art Direction
Sarah MacAaron
Costume Design
Sarah MacAaron
Ryan Marth
Eric Frith
Sound Design
Emmy-award winning Bad Animals: Mike McAuliffe - Sound Effects Designer Dave Howe - Re-recording Mixer Julie Etheridge - Foley Artist
Husky Rescue, Marko Nyberg


Running Time
9:40 min
Shooting Format
Red Epic Dragon; 4K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
LTRT, Stereo, Pro Logic, Dolby 5.1, Dolby Digital



Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

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