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Turtle Island (2020)

A coming of age drama about an orphaned teen who struggles with her native American guardian and finding her own way in the world.

Director:

Orko Mukherjee

Writer:

Orko Mukherjee
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lani Cerveris-Cataldi Lani Cerveris-Cataldi ... Andrea
Hannah Marijon Hannah Marijon ... Irene
Curtis Caldwell ... Brock
Luna Mengine Luna Mengine ... Anna
Patrick Conner ... Harold
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Caroline Collins ... Marlene
Keith Hernandez Keith Hernandez ... Dwight
Randy Lee Randy Lee ... News Anchor
Amy Lynn Amy Lynn ... Kathy
Ken Wilson Ken Wilson ... Uncle Ken
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Storyline

Turtle Island tells the story of an orphaned teen, Irene, who finds it hard to come in terms with the loss of her mother. She rebels against her Native American guardian and runs away from home. Featuring a sublime weaving together of indigenous culture and social issues, the story follows Irene, played by Hannah Marijon, on her heartfelt journey from a naive teenager to a successful author.

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Drama

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Socially relevant topic. Neat presentation and realistic performance
6 January 2021 | by gbsajithSee all my reviews

Very few filmmakers show interest in exploring the plight of deracinated ancient civilizations. Still fewer are those who grasp the intricacies of those cultures and weave them into a narration worthy of a short feature film. Debutant filmmaker Orko Mukherjee deserves kudos for managing to achieve these artistic tasks with praiseworthy help from his technicians. The film delves into the life of a Caucasian woman raised by a Native American woman. Their struggles, failures, joys and hopes are neatly presented to us through natural lighting and realistic performance. The Caucasian woman falls in love with a man and leaves the home with him against the wish of her foster mother. As is natural in life shattering of promises brings her back to her senses. The film is worth watching at least once. The narration flows smoothly and hooks your attention from the first frame. A simple low budget short flick that leaves you satisfied.


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Official Sites:

Turtle Island homepage

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 2020 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh

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Budget:

$25,000 (estimated)
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Fables Cradle See more »
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Color (HD)
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