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The Trespassed

The Trespassed is a Modern Western that tracks a high-stakes borderland standoff. When vigilante border patrolman Andrew encounters liberal activist Mona in a remote desert crossing, each must test the boundaries of their loyalties and personal beliefs.

  • Michelle Bossy
    18, She Grinds Her Own Coffee, The New 35
  • Raul Garza
  • Raul Garza
  • Catherine Curtin
    Key Cast
    Stranger Things, Orange is the New Black, Homeland
  • Robert Eli
    Key Cast
    House of Cards, Bull, The Good Fight
  • Mónica Sánchez
    Key Cast
    The Glorias: A Life on the Road, Pozole, House of Cards
  • Seth Fuller
    14 Cameras, Meow Wolf: Origin Story
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  • Runtime:
    13 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 12, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Michelle Bossy

Michelle Bossy is a Mexican-American film and theater director. Recent films Michelle has directed include Chance of Showers, Friendly Neighborhood Coven, Ladies Lounge, The Trespassed, and Miracle Baby. She directed the short films 18 (world premiere, Austin Film Festival), written by Courtney Baron; She Grinds Her Own Coffee (St. Louis International Film Festival, New York Short Film Festival), written by Cheri Magid; and The New 35 (St. Louis International Film Festival, Atlanta Shortsfest, Nevada Women In Film Festival, Burbank International Film Festival, LA Comedy Festival, among others), written by Leslie Korein. Michelle collaborated with Maria Alexandria Beech on TeleMAMAS, a pilot. Michelle directed the web series There's a Special Place in Hell for Fashion Bloggers, written by Amelia Alvarez. She has directed music videos for the band Yassou, and the singer/songwriter Brooke Josephson.

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Director Statement

The immigration crisis is mounting. Raul Garza's poignant script attempts to address two sides of the conflict. As a 1st generation child of Mexican immigrants, it is a true honor and privilege to create a film that looks at the experience of two people fighting desperately for the life they believe in at the Mexico/U.S. border.