They seemed just like everybody else.
The core of Restraint’s leading cast is all present in this image. Angela Burroughs, played by Caitlyn Folley is in focus in the foreground, with Jeff and Maddie Burroughs, played by Dana Ashbrook and Isabella Celaya, approaching in the back of the frame.
Restraint is purposely set in non-specific present day “Suburbia,” a place synonymous for most Americans with sleepy, middle class family values, and a stifling strip-mall corporate town culture. Each suburb resembles the last, that’s the point. People don’t move to the suburbs for the excitement.
What unfolds in Restraint could have happened behind closed doors in any number of Suburban towns, with unsuspecting neighbors never being the wiser until it’s far too late. Restraint shows, outward appearances aside, that things are rarely what they seem.