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safer here than home


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safer here than home


a mother risks all

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to flee


to flee


to a woman's shelter

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where


where


trapped by an unjust and broken system

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she seeks escape


she seeks escape


to the world of imagination

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where


where


violence is not real

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monsters are pretend


monsters are pretend


escape can be imagined

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and friends and allies


and friends and allies


can be found

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who help.


who help.


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She's entered..


She's entered..


Suspended Belief is the story of creative awakening.

A mother who must win her battle against violence at home, sexism in the workplace, and the cultural myths that oppress her, finds unlikely allies in an oddball special effects film company.

A camera woman risks all to flee to a shelter with her young children to escape her violent husband. When the system can’t protect her, she finds unlikely allies in an oddball special effects company.
A camera woman risks all to flee to a women’s shelter. When the system can’t protect her, she finds unlikely allies in an oddball special effects film company.
— Logline

"This is a very strong concept for the Indy genre and it takes on a powerful female protagonist as well as a wide array of thought provoking and politically topical issues."

"The strength of the narrative is its originality. This is a unique, singular story with a particular selection of elements ... which combine in a manner that has not been done in any other film. That is noteworthy and reflective of a writer with a voice and the courage to express it."

“The script deals with the issues of sexism, domestic violence, and self defense in very real and vivid ways that sends a powerful message, but does it in an extremely cinematic way.”

genre

Drama, dramatic comedy, coming-of-age, family drama, family.

target audience

Women and men, young adult through senior.

cast

We are presently casting this SAG-AFTRA budget diversity incentive film. 

crew

Our team to date has worked on over 675 films. We have 8 Academy members, one Academy Award winner, and one nominee.

timeline

Production - summer 2017

Sundance Screenwriting Finalist, Austin Second Rounder (twice), Page Round Two, Cynosure, SFFS/Rainin Grant Finalist, workshopped with Michael Urban of AFI, through Squaw Valley and Joan Scheckel.  

Sundance Screenwriting Finalist, Austin Second Rounder (twice), Page Round Two, Cynosure, SFFS/Rainin Grant Finalist, workshopped with Michael Urban of AFI, through Squaw Valley and Joan Scheckel.