The Promise - A Short Film

Julie and Anna were once a tight-knit sister duo, always always having promised to remain that way. That is, until Julie heads off to New York after high school graduation, and inevitably gets involved with the wrong crowd. She develops a drug addiction as a result, leaving her even farther away from her sister-- farther than she ever thought possible.

  • Elissa Marie Parente
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  • Elissa Marie Parente
  • Elissa Marie Parente
  • Keyanna Mulvey
    Key Cast
  • Erin Barbera
    Key Cast
  • Mireya Hoffens
    Key Cast
    "Past Anna"
  • Shelby Cray
    Key Cast
    "Past Julie"
  • Billy Joel
    Music Used
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 4, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    22 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, DSLR
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Community College of Rhode Island
Director Biography - Elissa Marie Parente

Elissa M. Parente is a 2022 graduate of Cranston High School West, and is now a freshman at the Community College of Rhode Island, where she is majoring in General Education, with a focus in Film/Media and Communications. She will graduate from CCRI in the Spring of 2024, continuing onto the University of Rhode Island to major in Film Media, with a minor in Theater Education.

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What I'm Currently Working on!

-CCRI Opera: Into the Woods, Spring 2023; Stage manager
-CCRI Players: Actor, "Deathtrap" Fall 2022, Helga (Irene Ryan nominee and semifinalist); "Rent" Spring 2023, Joanne/Maureen Understudy
-CCRI Players: Publicist, Spring 2023