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Two stories weave their way from the harrowing slums of Bogota to the lofty hills of Hollywood.
PROJECT STATUS: Distribution
STORY 1. BOGOTA - JASON AND SERAFINA
American writer Jason Hollister has withdrawn to the shadows of Bogotá, Colombia. When Jason rescues a teenage prostitute after a violent attack, a strange relationship blooms between them. The young girl, Serafina, ignites Jason’s all-but-extinct desire to write. In turn, Jason negotiates this peculiar ‘muse’ into his world… Hiring her to be his companion.
With her departure from the formidable slums, Serafina is seduced with a poisonous delusion: the opportunity of a different life. A deep yearning is unlocked as Jason inevitably comes to represent hope and change.
This initial harmony is short-lived however, as Jason catapults deeper into a creative cocoon. Employing every strategy of distraction to usurp his attention, Serafina is met only with defiance and anger.
The emotional landscape of this unusual friendship soars and plummets as they walk inexorably through their tangled fate.
HOLLYWOOD - MARILYN AND CHRIS
Marilyn is an enigmatic 28-year-old teacher at a Los Angeles day-care.
Her story begins when she accosts and then interrogates the white father (Chris) of an African-American boy (Julian) one day after school. Though the situation is swiftly resolved, it takes an unusual turn.
The following day, Chris invites Marilyn on a date. She accepts. As their relationship ensues Marilyn’s peculiar fascination with Julian is enough to disturb Chris.
Only towards the end of this tale do we begin to understand the intricacies of her preoccupation and the details of her savage fate.
Broken Kingdom is a dramatic feature film starring Rachael Leigh Cook, Daniel Gillies, Darren Le Gallo and Seymour Cassel. Executive producers: Chris Ouwinga and Darryn Welch.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Daniel Gillies began his career as an actor, starring in such films as The Sensation Of Sight, Captivity, Bride And Prejudice, and Spider-Man 2. In 2007, he began writing his first feature film, which he also directed and starred in, the award-winning Broken Kingdom. Since wrapping production on Broken Kingdom, Gillies has returned to acting, with roles in such shows as HBO's True Blood, A&E's The Glades, and his recurring role on the CW hit The Vampire Diaries as Elijah. Born in Canada but raised in New Zealand, Gillies now calls Los Angeles his home.
John Lyons Murphy, Jason Kirkham, Jason Gurvitz, Miguel Navarro Executive Producers: Darryn Welch and Chris Ouwinga
Currently seeking distribution.
THE PRODUCTION CREW
Casting: Jamie Correa
Costume Design: Daphne Javitch
Assistant Costume Designer: Jessica Wenger
Make up: Claire Doyle
Property Designer: Alberto Arza
Original Music: Lili Haydn and Christopher Westlake
Cinematography: Duane Manwiller (Los Angeles) and Keiko Nakahara (Bogota)
Production Manager: Arie Kowler
Film Editing: Geoff Oki and Evan Schiff
Location Manager: Christopher David Gourlay
Location Manager: Colombia - Bernado Acosta
Executive Producers: Darryn Welch, Chris Ouwinga, Rachael Leigh Cook
Co-Executive Producers: Jose David Corredor, Steven Haddad, Jamie Wedow
Producers: John Lyons Murphy, Jason Kirkham, Miguel Navarro, Jason Gurvitz
Co Producers: Arie Kowler, Carlos Osorio, Jose David Corredor
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Broken Kingdom was shot on the RED Camera. The film is in color and in Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound.
Los Angeles, USA - Downtown, Brentwood, and West Hollywood
Bogota, Colombia - Ciudad Bolivar, Candelaria