A young woman is pressured to defend herself against unyielding expectations. Who will she listen to?

  • Todd Kreiser
    Divergence, Unicorn, Breaking
  • Todd Kreiser
    Divergence, Unicorn, Breaking
  • Jonathan C Stephens
    Key Cast
    "Reverend Jones"
  • Polly Ketcham
    Key Cast
  • Alexandra Parkey
    Key Cast
  • Edward Frey
    1st Assistant Director
  • Staci Elene
    Boom Operator
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  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 4, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 21mm, 30mm, Z-CAM
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Director Biography - Todd Kreiser

Is 48 too old to realize you love film and storytelling and want to be a filmmaker? I don't think so either. I finally connected the dots of my life-long love of film, photography and storytelling. I'm finally clear on where my passion, talent and love thrive.

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Director Statement

I started writing this screenplay after a conversation with my Mother in-law regarding same-sex marriage. We approach the subject from very different points of view but generally, can have an open and honest discussion.

Not everyone has the ability to openly discuss who they are or their beliefs including my wife who is bi-sexual. Based on knowing the secret my wife hides from her very tight-knit family, I wanted to say something.
This is personal for me as it represents my wife's lack of acceptance should she "come out" to her family. It represents the deeply held and valid religious beliefs her mother and family hold. It also represents my perception, watching her life unfold for 16 years.
I wanted to say that neither "side" is right nor wrong but that we should accept each other and love each other even when we vehemently disagree. Hence the "Grace" in the title.