Janis DeLucia and Melissa Leo
What does a photograph mean if the image is a lie?
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A documentary filmmaker (Janis DeLucia Allen) investigates the murder of a former model (Melissa Leo, Academy Award / Golden Globe Winner) and finds that everything she's been told about her death is false. This subtle and mysterious drama features an ensemble cast.
Directed by Janis DeLucia Allen
Written by JP Allen
A feature film with Melissa Leo, Janis DeLucia Allen, JP Allen, Darren Bridgett, Chris Butler, Sally Clawson, Richard Conti, Yvonne Fisher, Warren David Keith, Mara Luthane, Leontyne Mbele-Mbong, Chris Pflueger and Douglas Rowe. Director of Photography, KC Smith. Studio photography of Melissa Leo by Jan Stürmann. With music by SHOULDERS, additional scoring by John Dole.
Distributed by VANGUARD Cinema. Available online/DVD at:
AWARDS / NOMINATIONS / OFFICIAL SELECTIONS
Milan International Film Festival
Nominee, Melissa Leo for Best Actress
Nominee, Best Editing
Method Fest Independent Film Festival, Official Selection
Lighthouse International Film Festival, Official Selection
NewFilmmakers LA Screening Series, Official Selection
STEPHANIE'S IMAGE premiered at the Landmark Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco as a kick-off to the Vanguard Cinema distribution release.
"Well worth the journey for this subtle and unconventional drama delivers a thought provoking ending that is certain to stir discussion among filmgoers."
FILM NEWS AND VIEWS, See complete review
READ interview with JP Allen on 24700 (Cal Arts)
READ SFWEEKLY Article
Melissa Leo won a 2011 Best Supporting Actress Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award, for her performance in THE FIGHTER. She won a 2009 Independent Spirit Award as Best Actress in FROZEN RIVER and also won Breakthrough Actor of the Year at the IFP Gotham Awards.
STEPHANIE'S IMAGE, A Feature Film
Drama / Mystery, 72 Minutes, Color