WORLD PREMIERE AND NOMINATION OF SHORT FILM “OUR ROSE GARDEN” FOR BEST SHORT FILM AWARD AND BEST SCREENPLAY S.F. AT THE 2018 ICFF IN ORLANDO, FL
Orange, CA. April 13, 2018 – “Our Rose Garden” – A Faith-Based Love Story about the life-changing power of forgiveness and fidelity. The story of two couples, one struggling against infidelity and the other fighting mental illness, was nominated for Best Short Film and Best Screenplay (Short film) at the International Christian Film & Music Festival(ICFF), one of the largest Christian film festivals in the world.
“Our Rose Garden”’s world premiere will be held at the ICFF on May 5th at 1:10 p.m. in Orlando, FL.
This short film also won a Remi Award at the 51st Annual WorldFest-Houston: an award also won by the likes of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas early in their careers. The film is also nominated as a finalist for Best Short Film at the Love International Film Festival to be held July 3-7, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA.
The inspiration of this story came to the co-writer and producer Justin Storrs from two real couples whose stories helped the filmmakers understand that to love is not simply a feeling but a choice that can exist even when emotions tell you that love is gone.
The story is about ever-present love that never fails – the kind of love Christ calls us to give and everyone longs for. No one wants to be abandoned in a moment of difficulty nor after they have failed. We all wish to be loved at our best and our worst moments, both when we are good and when we are not. This is what “Our Rose Garden” is about.
A love like that is divine, but this film is also deeply human. It does not hide how difficult and painful love can be, nor does it trivialize heroic actions. It is able to achieve this through its excellent cast. The producer Justin Storrs has said: “From over 500 candidates we found 7 very talented actors who walked this inner path with us, toward the deepest fears and needs of the characters. We are extremely proud of their incredibly human performances.”
The look of the film captured the beauty of natural light to accompany the poetry and realism of the film. The cinematographers Roberto Zazzara and Jessica Pantoja not only mastered this but were able to capture the subtleties of the story.
The composers and everyone in the audio department played an equally important role. They not only created the right environment to communicate the emotions that were hidden behind the actors’ faces, but the dialog that happened within their souls.
The filmmakers believe that good stories should be revelations. During the production people within the cast and crew experienced a revelation about what love really means and who makes it possible. We trust that this film will not only move hearts but move wills to choose love instead of selfishness, because at the end of our lives it is only love that matters.
This document is a press release.
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Ligia Maria Storrs or Justin Storrs
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