The film unites viewers with Anne, a Russian-American girl who lives in the big city much like contemporary Los Angeles, in a disillusioned relationship with a good-for-nothing guy named Dylan. He only cares for her looks and parties more than her intellect or interests. Interests that include studying Byzantine imperial history at a local coffee shop, with an ultimate and unfulfilled dream of being rescued by a Byzantine knight from her captor, though she is never able to see how it will conclude. Such is Anne's dire situation when she unexpectedly meets David, an Asian-American guy, with interests seemingly different from hers, but someone who soon encounters Dylan and eventually writes an end to her dream. So, the story goes.Written by
This is one of the first professional films to be shot with the Panasonic AG-DVX100 (the first digital video camera with progressive 24 frames per second, finally giving digital video a filmic color and feel). See more »
I was given the opportunity of seeing this film before it was released. Having some interest in indy films, I must say that for a first film, Mr. Emanuel did a pretty good job, especially with the fight scene at the end. The musical score fit the mood of the film. My only negative comment is that some of the script seemed a bit "forced" and "intellectual" (the Byzantine history part) for a movie short. On the other hand, the writer probably wanted to give the viewer some introduction to the history that influences the film. I guess I have no interest in Byzantine history though. All in all, a great start for some promising actors and producer/directors! I hope to see a full-length movie by Mr. Emanual someday.
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