The Power Within

Four women awake to find themselves in identical cells, strapped to identical medical chairs with nothing but a vile of glowing red liquid and a live feed of Dr Peréz as he gives his diagnosis.

Can these women find a way to re-ignite their own powers within or perhaps the Doctor is right and everything is indeed, all in the mind…

  • Bo Youngblood
    Director
    Skull, The Pay Day, Safer at Home
  • Kelsie McDonald
    Writer
    Who Speaks Love, Traduclations
  • Kelsie McDonald
    Producer
    Who Speaks Love, Traduclations
  • Bo Youngblood
    Producer
    Skull, Safer at Home, The Pay Day, The Beginning & The Middle
  • John Ierardi
    Producer
    The Pay Day, Torn Hearts, Safer at Home
  • Kelsie McDonald
    Key Cast
    "Brindy"
    When You Are Gone, Who Speaks Love,
  • Cristo Fernández
    Key Cast
    "Dr Pérez"
    Ted Lasso, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, Sisters
  • Daniella Pineda
    Key Cast
    "Camila"
    Jurassic World, Cowboy Bebop, Plane
  • Tiffany Smith
    Key Cast
    "Kiara"
    Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal, Masters Of The Universe: Revelation, Aloha with love
  • Jamila Hache
    Key Cast
    "Florencia"
    'Til Jail Do Us Part, Trolls World Tour, Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio
  • Lorenza Izzo
    Key Cast
    "Juno"
    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Hacks, Confess Fletch, Women is Losers, Penny Dreadful
  • Dichen Lachman
    Key Cast
    "Areum"
    Severance, Jurassic World, Altered Carbon, Animal Kingdom, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Thriller, Suspense, Superheros, Psychological, Mental Health, Female, Empowerment
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 44 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Red Komodo
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1:66:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Bo Youngblood

Bo Youngblood is an LA based producer and director focusing on female driven and diverse stories. All of her feature films have had full theatrical releases as well as world wide distribution. Some of her films to note are Safer at Home and The Pay Day. She has recently wrapped production on Citizen Athlete, a feature length US Female Bobsled Documentary which is currently in sales negotiations, as well as Break a feature with Victor Rasuck, Jeff Kober, and Patrica Belcher. She is making her feature directorial debut in the female lead thriller, In Flight, shooting Summer of 2023.

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Director Statement

THE POWER WITHIN, is an intimate and claustrophobic look at internal and mental fortitude and strength. We have four wildly different women in the same situation, how they react and control their internal thoughts are all equally individual. This film takes a look at when faced with insurmountable odds, how does one deal. What decisions do they make, do they let the external forces affect them, do they have the power to stand in their fortitude? I think exploring these themes with four different female characters, all while having them support and encourage each other is something really fresh. Not playing into the typical Hollywood stereotypes, writing real women, allowing them all to have their flaws but not using those flaws against each other, is a story not often told. It was an absolute thrill to be able to work with a female writer and six wonderfully individual female actors to create a collaborative empowering film. Our intention is to develop THE POWER WITHIN into a feature length film while continuing to explore these female characters and themes in a large format.