I train at the Beverly Hills Playhouse where on an annual basis actors in the advanced scene study classes are challenged to be involved in making short films happen. So I wrote (and rewrote and rewrote) a script, gathered up a cast and crew, and we made it happen.
The film is called Behind Closed Doors and is about a young woman (Rei) trying to escape an abusive relationship with her lesbian partner (Melissa). One of my goals was to bring to light the presence of domestic violence in queer relationships through a dramatic narrative.
We showed a rough cut of the film at BHP’s film festival, and are currently in post-production. I’m hoping to submit Behind Closed Doors to festivals this coming year.
Thank you to everyone who has supported this project! I’ll be posting more on the film as we progress. It’s been an inspiring process writing and producing my own work and I’m looking forward to creating more films.