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Heroines Flesh Out A Strong Script Fluently
Tired of busting junkies and being 'meter maids,' two Brooklyn-based female cops itch for their next outbreak in the NYPD. Written and directed by Gabe Rodriguez, GODDESS OF TIME shifts from one galvanizing scene to the next. The screenplay pushes Officer Orysia Rozhenko (Dina Cataldi), a Ukrainian hopeful heroine who is thrown into a strenuous time puzzle, to her limits. By her side is rookie partner in crime, Officer Mona Degrassi (Monica K. Ross). The two follow up on a warrant assigned to a psychic shop where Fairuza (Kaki Hunt Kemp) warns the duo of the unknown man named Frank Rollins and his immediate danger.
There is a fine line drawn between Officer Rozhenko's internal problems versus her external problems. GODDESS OF TIME relies heavily on the authenticity of the plot while creating an obvious arc to Rozhenko's character. In a non-linear fashion, Rozhenko is thrown into the past, the present and the future, while simultaneously revolving around Lieutenant Frank Rollins' (Nate Steinwachs) experiences with post war symptoms.
Likewise, the fluentness of the structure depicts the unraveling sense of good and evil that resides in the world. The thin layer of greyness in the evil versus the good serves as a compelling driving force in the story.
Rodriguez has a vision and a tone that is portrayed through an effective screenplay. Not only does it show through action, but also dialogue plays an essential role in the depiction of society and the people that make it up. A primarily female cast adds to the heroism and the stereotype against females in authority, thus creating much more than a female cop story.
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