A Remarkable Journey: Co-writing and Producing "Intent Unknown"

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A Remarkable Journey: Co-writing and Producing "Intent Unknown"

 A Remarkable Journey: Co-writing and Producing "Intent Unknown" 

In the realm such is the case with the remarkable story behind the psychological thriller "Intent Unknown." As a seasoned teacher of 30 years, I embarked on a new adventure, co-writing and producing my first feature film. This exhilarating endeavor not only unveiled the depths of my creative potential but also provided a platform to support and nurture emerging talent. Together with Director Terence Gordon, we crafted a captivating tale that explores the complexities of human nature and offers a unique perspective on the trolley dilemma – a theme that resonates deeply within us all. 

Unveiling New Talent: One of the most fulfilling aspects of working on "Intent Unknown" was the opportunity to give aspiring actors their first break in the industry. We firmly believe in the power of fresh faces and untapped potential, and this belief led us to cast a group of talented newcomers. Lucy Deacon played Harper, the protagonist, Her character, demonstrated extreme strength, physically and mentally; Lucy gave an outstanding performance.  Breanna Porter played Luna, one of the four psychology students. As a first time actress, Breanna shined! Also playing the psychology students were Analysa Jackson (Amelia) and Cameron Muston (Chase). These individuals were not only able to showcase their skills alongside seasoned actors such as Eric Roberts and Julianne Michelle but also brought a unique energy and enthusiasm to the set. Witnessing the growth and development of these budding stars was truly a gratifying experience, reminding us that success knows no bounds when passion and dedication are involved. 

Inclusivity and Empowerment:  As we looked for the ” right person” to play the character Harold, we were proud to cast, Ricky Barlett, a handicapped actor, a double amputee, in a leading role. This decision was driven by our belief in equal representation and the importance of providing opportunities for individuals from all walks of life. By showcasing the remarkable talent and resilience of this actor, we aimed to challenge societal perceptions and break down barriers. The inclusion of this exceptional individual not only added depth to the film but also served as a powerful reminder that talent knows no boundaries. 

Exploring the Trolley Dilemma: At its core, "Intent Unknown" delves into the intricacies of the trolley dilemma – a philosophical thought experiment that examines the choices we make in morally challenging situations. The film invites viewers to question their own instincts and moral compass, as well as the unpredictable reactions of those around them. Through gripping storytelling and thought-provoking scenes, we aim to shed light on the complexities of human nature and the profound impact of our decisions. "Intent Unknown" serves as a gripping reminder that empathy, introspection, and understanding are pivotal in navigating the unpredictable twists and turns of life. 

Supporting Independent Film: Independent films, like "Intent Unknown," rely on the support and enthusiasm of audiences to thrive. By renting and sharing the film with others, you become an integral part of our journey and contribute to the realization of our dream. The success of this film has the potential to pave the way for an entire trilogy, allowing us to further explore the intricate themes and narratives we have established. Your support not only nurtures the independent filmmaking community but also encourages the creation of diverse, thought-provoking content that pushes boundaries and challenges the norm. 

The experience of co-writing and producing "Intent Unknown" has been nothing short of extraordinary. It serves as a testament to the fact that it is never too late to pursue a passion and embark on a new chapter in life. This psychological thriller not only showcases the talents of seasoned actors but also provides a platform for emerging artists and underrepresented individuals. Through its exploration of the trolley dilemma and the intricacies of human nature, "Intent Unknown" invites audiences to embark on a gripping journey of self-reflection and introspection. 

Myself, Director Terence Gordon, and Producer Anita Sayago, humbly request your support in spreading the word about the film, INTENT UNKNOWN, as together, we can bring the vision of a trilogy to life and continue championing the independent film industry.

Link to rent/share the feature film INTENT UNKNOWN:   tngfilmsllc.vhx.tv

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