Bound 4 Heaven

The incredible true story of a young woman preparing to join her church youth group on a missionary trip, when they are kidnapped and forced to confess their “sins.” But what exactly is considered sinful? How far would you go to protect your faith? Or your own identity?

  • Alexey Samsonov
    Director
  • Drew Stephens
    Writer
    Prinsesa, Tape 96, Slightly Super, Nanay's Lullaby
  • Emmanuel Romero
    Writer
    Prinsesa, Tape 96
  • Krystle Piamonte
    Key Cast
    “Myra”
  • Barnaby Falls
    Key Cast
    “Pastor Michael”
  • Alexey Samsonov
    Producer
  • Drew Stephens
    Executive Producer
    Prinsesa, Tape 96, Slightly Super, Nanay's Lullaby
  • Sahar Kazemzadeh
    Executive Producer
  • Alisha McCutcheon
    Director of Photography
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, LGBTQ, Faith
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 15, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Alexey Samsonov

Alexey is a Russian-born San Francisco Bay Area writer/director. He has spent several years working in the local filmmaking scene and is best known for his short "106°F" (2017).

DREW STEPHENS ("Prinsesa" "VDA: Tape 96") is the Story Creator and Executive Producer.

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Director Statement

I am truly honored to join with our amazing San Francisco film community to bring "Bound 4 Heaven" to the screen. This story is a coming of age story like no other. The action is condensed into a few hours, where powerful external forces push the protagonist into expressing her true self - and to becoming an independent person. Hopefully our film might inspire and empower others to do the same.