Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Teenager Mary Roberts is a frequent eyewitness to crimes in her town—so she says. The department tasks a rookie police detective, John Stark, with handling Mary and her incessant "helpfulness." They spend many, tense hours in an isolated interrogation room as Stark relentlessly probes her contradictory stories. 

Until he pulls out the truth. She can't believe what she's saying; it's not at all what they expected. 

This superbly crafted short film by Stefanie Black, a Los Angeles-based filmmaker with roots in neighboring Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, is an impressively taut psychodrama that takes you on a complete journey, and reveals so much, in only ten minutes. You can watch the trailer here: Storytelling Preview