Private Project

Dearest Darling Jeannie

In the late 1920s, Jean has a relatively quiet life in America until her husband takes a job in Paris, France. Jean falls in love with Paris and gets a job dancing ballet for the Paris Opera. Jean’s world comes crumbling down when Hitler invades Pairs and she escapes with nothing but the clothes on her back. After the war, Jean's life catapults into a sequence of unfortunate events. Jean's story is told by her only child and using her favorite medium, Ballet.

  • Evelyn Stith
  • Kylie Procita
  • Evelyn Stith
  • Morgan Steele
  • Raphael Buhay
  • Carrie Preus
    Key Cast
    "Jean Clark"
  • Jessica Lueck
    First Assistant Director
  • Kai Dickson
    Director of Photography
  • Beau Bellanich
  • Jessica Lopez
    Steady-cam support
  • Ned Cooper
    1st Assistant Camera
  • Lily Sanders
    2nd Assistant Camera
  • Jordan Vescio
    B Camera
  • Kylie Procita
  • Kylie Procita
    Camera Operator
  • Jamicah Moore
    Camera Operator
  • Brittney Sullivan
    Production Designer
  • Jamie Steiner
    Costume Designer
  • Kara Vanderwiel
  • Kai Dickson
  • Dylan Hearn
    Sound Designer
  • Ana Gwyn Wilson
    Title Designer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Student
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 19, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Savannah College of Art and Design
Director Biography - Evelyn Stith

Evelyn has worked on over 40 student production during her time at the Savannah College of Art and Design. From being the director or first AD to acting, Evelyn has experience working on documentaries, narratives, and music videos. She was born and raised in Lexington, South Carolina, surrounded by engineers and entrepreneurs. She started acting and singing at a young age. Now she focuses on documentaries and learning everything she can about the film industry.

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Director Statement

This is a film about uncovering the powerful and resilient life of a woman forgotten too soon and proving that even if the world burdens you immensely you are not without love. Creating this film has always been about giving homage to my grandmother, Jean. Jean's life has only been passed down through small words here and there for the last 60 years. For this film, my Mom and I went through the three untouched boxes containing the remaining remanence of her life.