For Whom It May Concern

Anna, a 30 year old beautiful but emotionally dysfunctional bartender, is planning her own death. When Rachel, Anna's neighbor, kicks her boyfriend Sam out of the apartment, Anna, who has a secret crush on him rescues him and lets him stay on her couch. The two quickly fall for each other. Sam gently forces her out of her comfort zone and brings hope and trust back in her life. For the first time in years, Anna can open her heart and maybe let go of the past. But Sam moves back with Rachel and Anna decides to go on with her plan.

  • Manu Boyer
  • Manu Boyer
  • Gaetan Rousseau
  • Manu Boyer
  • Dawn Olivieri
    Key Cast
  • Wilmer Valderrama
    Key Cast
  • Paloma Guzman
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Romance
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 37 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 31, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Arri Alexa
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Director Biography - Manu Boyer

Manu Boyer grew up in the south of France. He studied physics at the uni- versity of Paris, then attended the Marcel Pagnol film school. Working as a cameraman and photographer, he moved to New York in 1997 where he worked in multiple capacities throughout the film and television business. Next, he wrote and directed Express, a multiple award winning short film, which played at prestigious film festivals around the world.
Upon moving to Los Angeles, he directed I Trust You To Kill Me, a documen- tary about Kiefer Sutherland taking a rock band on their first European tour. The film was released theatrically.
To Whom It May Concern is his first feature film and he is about to shot his second one: Limbo.

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Director Statement

This film was inspired by events in my life and people I met who were brave enough to tell me their stories. I was touched by their life and their strug- gles and I wanted to write a story about how we deal with our past when the past is sometimes unforgivable... In the US, 20% of women recall a childhood sexual assault or abuse incident... Abuse victims usually develop low self-esteem and a feeling of worthlessness. They are usually isolated, anxious and fearful with often some addiction issues... Healing passes by forgiveness but for most of them, it’s too shameful to even talk about it... It takes a lot of courage to face the truth... Some victims live their entire life in fear of such simple things as intimacy and love... Some keep re-creating unconsciously the circumstances of their abuse... Some become perpetra- tors... Some commit suicide... And some can heal, forgive and move on...
This film takes an intimate look at an emotionally dysfunctional young wo- man who is considering killing herself... Through her beautiful emotional journey, I wanted to talk about love, sex, the fear of intimacy, the weight of our personal histories and the path to happiness...
The most important thing as the director was that the movie feel authentic and that people could relate... The direction of actors, the locations, the camera work, the lighting, the music... Every choice during the creative process was guided by the need to feel real and intimate...
Somebody once told me something that changed my life and inspired me to write this movie. What she said was: ‘Sometimes we lose our way... And sometimes that’s what it takes...’