I happened upon this wonderful little short film at the Sedona Int'l
Film Festival (Feb. 2011) with a theater full of locals. The story of a
young artist in Venice, CA who has nightmares of the red rocks of
Arizona. She puts the crazy images to canvas, which prompts her to
venture to Sedona in search of some explanation. What she discovers is
bittersweet, but fulfilling. CONVERGENCE is visually arresting,
especially once we get to Sedona. Stephanie Silver ("Heather") carries
the first ten minutes or so without a spoken word. Her compelling
silent performance draws us intimately into her soul. Once in Sedona,
her scenes with Hamilton Mitchell ("Tom") reveal the mystery of her
journey, and she breaks our heart. There wasn't a dry eye around me.
Mitchell seems to be an old pro, so comfortable in the role. He
connects with Silver with ease. They're both completely authentic in
their roles, and they make a great team. Randall Fontana's poignant
writing and subtle direction propel the story beautifully to its final
freeze frame of spiritual peace. What can I say, this one really
surprised me... it got me.
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