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Diamond Soles

Tired of her meaningless existence at a Baltimore dance academy, disconnected youth Cecilia (Ali Michael) decides to return to the lively sprawl of downtown New York City. Over the course of a weekend, she revisits her old haunts and friends, including the troubled relationship with her vile DJ ex-boyfriend, Tom (Charlie Himmelstein). Lost in a warped middle ground between past and present, Cecilia will find herself in the most uncertain point of her life so far.

  • Micael Preysler
    Lily & Kat
  • Micael Preysler
  • Nate Kamiya
  • Ali Michael
    Key Cast
  • Charlie Himmelstein
    Key Cast
  • Olivia Luccardi
    Key Cast
  • Kay Kasparhauser
    Key Cast
  • Emilio Preysler
    Key Cast
  • Nick Lashaway
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Coming of Age, Drama, Youth, Dark Comedy
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 19 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 30, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Warsaw International Film Festival
    October 12, 2019
    World Premiere
    International Competition
Director Biography - Micael Preysler

b. 1989. Debut film Lily & Kat (starring Hannah Murray and Jessica Rothe) premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival Next Wave. Currently available on Amazon Prime and iTunes. Teen dancer drama Diamond Soles (starring model Ali Michael) made its World Premiere at the 35th Warsaw International Film Festival.

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Director Statement

Disconnection. Alienation. Lack of direction. These were the things on my mind at the time of crafting Diamond Soles and, perhaps, there is a tinge of trepidation in revealing this uncompromising work to the outside world. Like the artists I admire, I did not beg to question if it would be reviled by mainstream audiences. This is a film crafted for an unheard tribe of young people (a Team Cecilia, so to speak) who feel lost in a rapidly-moving modern society where it is increasing difficult to express oneself.

It is my greatest desire to inspire, encourage, and captivate this audience through this film.