NEWSgrist pal and budding director/film maker Daryl Wein has a new short film being screened at the Tribeca Film Festival. He will be present along with some of the other filmmakers at each screening for a brief Q&A.
Unlocked is the story of a teenager, Abby, coping with her mother's terminal illness. When a charming man soliciting for cancer research stops her on the street, she sees in him someone who has shared her experience. He asks her to donate her hair and she believes she is doing a good deed. But no good deed goes unpunished--and Abby is forced to wonder if she deserves the punishment. Her decision to get into his van changes her life. This film explores the consequences of guilt and the life altering effects it has on a young adult.
OLIVIA THIRLBY (Abby) starred in Vincent Perez' The Secret opposite David Duckovny and Lili Taylor in 2005, and appeared in the film United 93, directed by Paul Greengrass in 2006. Her upcoming films include Margaret, directed by Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count on Me) and Snow Angles directed by David Gordon Green (All the Real Girls). She guest starred on the NBC television show, Kidnapped, with Timothy Hutton and Delroy Lindo, and is set for production in Jack and Diane with Ellen Page in 2007.
DANIEL SAULI (Jerry) was last seen in Paul Greengrass' United 93. He has appeared in The Pink Panther with Steve Martin and Kevin Klein, and starred in Brooklyn Lobster opposite Danny Aiello. His television credits include Law and Order: Criminal Intent and Sex and the City.
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