Eighteen-year-old Angel leaves her stint in juvenile detention with nothing but a few bucks and a dead cellphone. After serving time for unlawful possession of a weapon, she’s cast back onto the streets and into a stormy world riddled with the demons of her past. Her little sister, Abby, is stuck in foster care while her dad, responsible for the murder of their mother, roams free. Armed with her sister and believing she has nothing to lose, Angel sets out on a emotional journey to find her father, right the wrongs, and finally calm the tide.

Director Jordana Spiro worked with Angelica Nwandu, a former foster child whose biography is strikingly similar to Angel’s, to co-write a convincing, poetic screenplay showing that hope and love exist even in the darkest of times. All of this is captured in Dominique Fishback's sensitive portrayal of Angel, a young woman on the verge of adulthood.

Nominated for the VPRO Big Screen Award.


Filmmaker
Jordana Spiro
Premiere
International premiere
Country
USA
Year
2017
Medium
DCP
Length
90’
Language
English
Producer
Danielle Renfrew Behrens, Jonathan Montepare, Alvaro Riccardo Valente
Production Company
NCO Film Inc. , Superlative Films
Sales
Cercamon
Writer
Jordana Spiro, Angelica Nwandu
Cinematography
Hatuey Viveros
Editor
Taylor Levy
Production Design
Valeria De Felice
Sound Design
Christopher Foster
Music
Nathan Halpern
Cast
Dominique Fishback, Tatum Hall, Max Casella