We often hear of children 'coming out' to their parents. What if it were reversed? What if the father came out to the daughter? How would this impact her life? Her school? Her friends? The relationship with her father?
Alyssa must find the strength within herself and from the support of her friends to move into the next phase of her life.
Director Biography - Daniel Slowik
Pictured with cinematographer Eric Hengge (background), Danny's career in entertainment began in the fifth grade when he performed magic in the school talent show. Fast forward to high school where he took to the technical side of theatre and learned to design lights, sound, and scenery, Danny's love of theatre led to a career with The Walt Disney Company in roles that included on-stage performance, Marketing, and video production. He joined the ranks of theatre educators in 1997 and is currently in his 19th year teaching. He currently serves as the Fine Arts Department Chair and teaches Drama, Film, and TV Production. Having directed well over 100 plays and musicals, Danny is now an award-winning playwright and new filmmaker.
Director Statement This film pays tribute to the parents who do what they must to protect their children, even if it means hiding their gender identity. Based on an actual event, all of us involved with HERO hope you will consider this very meaningful project for your festival.
Daniel Slowik Director
Daniel Slowiik Writer
JM Hall Writer
Camryn Handler Key Cast
Deanna Quintero Key Cast
Kevin Siegelbaum Key Cast
Sofia Ballestin (Lead Vocals for CATS ON WAX) Music
Olivia Aleguas (Composer/Performer, Instrumental music written for harp)) Music
Project Type: Short
Genres: Drama, LGBTQ
Runtime: 14 minutes 8 seconds
Completion Date: August 15, 2015
Production Budget: 3,000 USD
Country of Origin: United States
Country of Filming: United States
Shooting Format: Digital
Film Color: Color
First-time Filmmaker: Yes
Student Project: No
Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival Tampa, FL December 6, 2015 World Premiere
Wendy's Shorts Film Festival Miami, FL Best International LGBTQ Short Film
#TOFF The Online Film Festival Online December 31, 2015 Best Soundtrack, Audience Special Selection