Written and Directed by Graham Streeter
A story of two brothers, love, family, but sadly enough, also heroin. The film follows the younger brother, Abel as he sets out to New York for an early college acceptance program. But not before making an unannounced visit to Los Angles to visit his estranged older brother Skyler who is battling addiction. What unfolds is a gripping and realistic and almost documentary-like view of the life of heroin in South Central Los Angeles.
Blake Scott Lewis, Sam Lucas Smith, Tim Bagley (The Mask, Employee of the Month, Knocked Up), Amy Hill (50 Dates, Dr. Suisse) Paul Cram, Deon Lucas, Marc Samuel, Angelina Prendergast.
Why did you decide to submit to FirstGlance?
FirstGlance is local. In addition to international film festivals, we were wanting to support and participate on a local level so our production team and cast could enjoy it too.
Will someone from your team be attending FirstGlance?
Yes. Most of our cast, crew, family and friends will be attending.
What is something you feel is important for our readers to know about your film?
I’m constantly looking for imperative topics. I guess you can say this topic has been brewing for a while now. My film, Imperative Pictures, looks for imperative issues of our times, and then craft narratives that deals with or highlights the importance of those issue. Sadly, heroin has been hitting our communities across the country for quite a while now, and it’s growing. I personally have never dabbled into heroin (if you can dabble in heroin) but surprising enough, after doing this film a vast number of viewers, friends and family have since shared first hand their challenges with opiates. Through the process of making tis film I’ve learned so much about heroin. I can only hope it sheds light, awareness, action and compassion on those who struggle with its gripping addictive quality.
What should viewers expect from your film?
Well, heroin being what it is, the last scenes in the film were the hardest to shoot. You need to know our actors do an amazing portrayal of the characters. That means they live the story. No spoiler alerts, but the film is full of emotional moments that, when done with pure honesty, can’t help but effect everyone on set. There were plenty of tense days and tears. We were all engaged in the storytelling. We also make sure to run with a small crew, so the intensity and intimacy is especially safe and allows for the few who are actually running the show really be engaged.
Where can our readers find more information about your film?
Official Trailer: https://vimeo.com/142767091
and visit our website at www.imperfectsky.com
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