Angela is young American artist, married with her first love Sergey, a foreign man, at the age of 18 years old. While she is struggling to sell her art to a gallery, her life gets perturbed by the Detective Jonson. The detective reveals her Sergey’s investigation for the rape of a minor. While Det. Jonson is trying to convince Angela to collaborate against Sergey, also the father of the victim, Mr. Oddman, is raising her doubts. Angela will have to figure out what is willing to do to protect her husband.
Key People (e.g. cast, crew, etc.):
David M. Brewer (Cinematographer; Insidious); Stefanie Wood (Angela Moody); James H. James (Sergey); Matt Pohlkamp (Det. Jonson); Enrica Brunilde Amici (Director).
Why did you decide to submit to FirstGlance?
To give visibility to the issue of women abuse. There is 1 woman on 4 assaulted only in U.S. and many of them don’t report it, including rape. I also want to make people aware that those assaults are not only isolated crimes, but they can even happen inside their own families, and many of these women keep refusing their own reality.
Will someone from your team be attending FirstGlance?
I hope myself.
What is something you feel is important for our readers to know about your film?
I would tell them to keep attention at Pascal’s quote at the beginning of the short. Also filmmaking is storytelling and sometimes there are stories we don’t want to hear or watch because they’re to crude but we need to face the realities of this world and be aware about rape and woman abuse, because it happens everyday in all the world and women need to know that leaving an abusive husband can be possible and safe. There is an alternative.
What should viewers expect from your film?
This short was my first experience and I apologize for the poor English back then.
They could hate it or love it. Both the subjects are considered “strong” and harsh.
Speaking about rape and abuse, they need to expect some strong scenes. The short concentrates on the wife character and her reactions, wrong or right.
Do you have any production stories our readers might enjoy?
We had 4 and half days to shoot and we were rushing the last scene when the blood (spoiler) splash came directly into my face and I became “blind”at that point I couldn’t see anything and I yelled CUT. Some of my cast was entertained by a dog (“there was a dog that looked like it was 100 years old. James and I kept thinking that it was dead but the little fella was very much alive and well (sort of)…Matt).
What are you looking forward to most at FirstGlance?
To meet other filmmakers.
What day and time is your film playing at FirstGlance?
Sunday 13th at the screening of 3:30 PM
Where can our readers find more information about your film?
For more information on the FirstGlance Film Festival, or to buy tickets, visit their website.