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Asher Knows

The story follows a hardworking man who lives in poverty but is determined to provide for his family. However, his life takes a drastic turn when his father, who had been involved with a dangerous gang, passes away unexpectedly. To protect his family from retaliation, the man is forced to join the gang, despite his moral compass telling him otherwise.
Despite being a part of the gang, he works tirelessly to provide for his loved ones while keeping his dreams alive. However, he is given an opportunity to break free from this life when a stranger offers him a chance at redemption and a path towards a better future.
The man accepts the offer and embarks on a long and difficult journey to break free from the clutches of evil. Along the way, he faces numerous challenges and obstacles but remains steadfast in his determination to emerge victorious.
Through perseverance and a strong sense of morality, the man manages to overcome the odds and triumph over the forces of evil. He breaks free from the gang and finds a better life for himself and his family.
The story is a powerful tale of redemption, perseverance, and the triumph of good over evil. It highlights the importance of staying true to one's morals and beliefs, even in the face of adversity, and the transformative power of hope and faith in oneself.

  • Antonia Maritza Parris
  • Antonia Maritza Parris
  • Antonia Maritza Parris
  • Natalio Seme
    Key Cast
  • Rolonda Marcano
    Key Cast
  • Craig Dewberry
    Key Cast
  • Mary Jerome
    Key Cast
    "Asher's Mother"
  • Chad Marcano
    Key Cast
    "Asher's Brother #1"
  • Romeo Marcano
    Key Cast
    "Asher's Brother #2"
  • Buddy Rowe
    Key Cast
    "Gang Member"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - The Los Angeles Film School
Director Biography - Antonia Maritza Parris

Currently a dedicated student at the prestigious Los Angeles Film School, she is set to graduate with a Bachelor's degree in August 2024. With a passion that burns brightly for bringing stories to life, Antonia is poised to make a significant impact on the film industry.

From a young age, Antonia's love for cinema has been a driving force in her life. Her cinematic journey has been marked by an unwavering devotion to genres that fuel the imagination. She finds her creative spark ignited by drama, suspense, thriller, and science fiction—genres that challenge both the intellect and the emotions, making every moment on screen a captivating experience.

Antonia is not content with merely watching films; she craves the excitement of being behind the camera, orchestrating every scene, and bringing her unique vision to the screen. Her time at the Los Angeles Film School has provided her with the tools and knowledge needed to transform her passion into a profession.

But Antonia's aspirations go beyond her academic pursuits. She has a profound desire to immerse herself in the bustling world of the film industry, eager to build connections and networks that will propel her career forward. She understands that the film industry is a collaborative endeavor, and she eagerly anticipates the opportunity to work alongside fellow filmmakers, actors, and artists who share her zeal for storytelling.

For Antonia, the true essence of filmmaking lies in the creative process itself. She relishes every aspect of bringing a project to fruition, from the initial concept to the final edit. Her dedication, attention to detail, and unwavering commitment ensure that every project she undertakes is nothing short of exceptional.

As Antonia continues her journey through film school and beyond, there is no doubt that she will make her mark in the industry. Her passion, combined with her talent and determination, will undoubtedly result in a legacy of remarkable films that captivate audiences and leave a lasting impact. The world can look forward to a future where Antonia's storytelling prowess shines brightly, creating cinematic masterpieces that will be remembered for generations to come.

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Director Statement

As the creator of this film, I am deeply moved by the story we've crafted. It's a narrative that speaks to the resilience of the human spirit, the enduring power of love for one's family, and the indomitable strength of one's moral compass.

From the very beginning, I was drawn to the idea of exploring the complexities of a hardworking man's life, who, despite the suffocating grip of poverty, remains unwavering in his commitment to provide for his family. It's a theme that resonates deeply with many of us, and I wanted to capture the raw and honest struggle that so many people face daily.

The heart of the story lies in the unexpected turn of events when our protagonist's past catches up with him through the sudden loss of his father. Forced into a life that goes against his very principles, he faces an impossible choice: succumb to the darkness or fight against it to protect those he loves.

This film is a testament to the human spirit's ability to overcome adversity. Our protagonist's relentless pursuit of a better life, even while trapped in a web of violence and despair, is a reflection of the enduring hope that burns within us all.

The journey towards redemption is not an easy one, and this story doesn't shy away from the harsh realities our hero faces. Through countless trials and tribulations, he remains steadfast in his belief that there is a path to a better future—one where he can break free from the clutches of evil and create a brighter life for himself and his family.

In the end, this film is a celebration of the triumph of good over evil, of hope over despair, and of the enduring power of one's beliefs. It's a story that reminds us all to stay true to our morals, even in the face of the darkest challenges, and to hold onto our faith in ourselves, for it is through these unwavering beliefs that we can transform our lives and, ultimately, the world around us.