KALLY KHOURSHID • TOM JENKINS • MATTHEW HANCOCK • SANDY RATHER

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KALLY KHOURSHID • TOM JENKINS • MATTHEW HANCOCK • SANDY RATHER

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THE STORY

Fresh off a winning case that brought her unwanted internet fame, a rising ADA learns of the district’s most respected judge allegedly assaulting her best friend. She starts a case but is surprised to be met with resistance by the district attorney who mentored her, her best friend who questions the system and her motives, and the judge himself who knows her own dark secret.

 

With an awakening of public awareness on victims of abuse, some have questioned why victims stay silent instead of seeking justice. We sought to create a short film that explores a fictional case dealing with abuse of power, conflicts of interest, pushing limits, and more.

CAST

Kally Khourshid

Kally Khourshid is an actress, singer, dancer, and choreographer originally from Chicago, IL. She earned her Theatre Performance degree at IRSC before pursuing additional studies at FAU and UCF. Her latest films can be seen in festivals around the world including Three Days in the Hole and Revoked at Cannes.

Tom Jenkins

Kentucky born and raised in West Virginia. He is now a veteran of over 50 commercials with national brands such as Allstate, Ford, Rite Aid, Toyota, and Hallmark. Tom also has several network television appearances, including Criminal Minds and Days of our Lives, as well as numerous film shorts under his belt.

Matthew Hancock

Matthew Hancock is a native of Columbus, OH.  Born with the early desire to perform he graced the best stages of Ohio and New York.  He enrolled at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts-School of Film and Television, then at Adelphi University where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (with honors).

Sandy Rather

Sandy Rather is from Houston, Texas and a graduate from Stella Adler’s Art of Acting Studio in Los Angeles. During her time in LA, she has played roles, such as: Cordelia in Lear’s Daughters, Meg/Ketch in Our Country’s Good, Jaques in As You Like It, and Fabiana Aziza Cunningham in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.

CREW

Michael V. Hernandez
Michael V. Hernandez
Brian M. Tang
Brian M. Tang
Ahmed Arifin
Ahmed Arifin

This story started with the intention of exploring the idea of what justice would look like if we only thought in terms of right and wrong – free from the influence of politics, clout, discrimination, etc. I found myself wanting to tell a story centered on a character with a strong IQ and EQ, which led to creating a young ADA bound by the logic of law to contrast against a professional superior she’s compelled to prosecute for personal reasons.

The dual vision of strong female characters and a rock-solid ensemble appealed to me from the very beginning. I also wanted to explore how different people involved in one case navigate through what their own definition of “right” is.

Speaking on behalf of the creative team, it is our hope that this film will encourage those who have directly or indirectly been made to feel that their stories and their feelings are ignored. We believe any victim of any kind of abuse is worthy of justice, validation, and closure, and we salute them and the people fighting for them. – Michael Vaughn Hernandez

Creative Duet Media © 2018. All Rights Reserved.

THE STORY

Fresh off a winning case that brought her unwanted internet fame, a rising ADA learns of the district’s most respected judge allegedly assaulting her best friend. She starts a case but is surprised to be met with resistance by the district attorney who mentored her, her best friend who questions the system and her motives, and the judge himself who knows her own dark secret.

 

With an awakening of public awareness on victims of abuse, some have questioned why victims stay silent instead of seeking justice. We sought to create a short film that explores a fictional case dealing with abuse of power, conflicts of interest, pushing limits, and more.

CAST

Kally Khourshid

Kally Khourshid is an actress, singer, dancer, and choreographer originally from Chicago, IL. She earned her Theatre Performance degree at IRSC before pursuing additional studies at FAU and UCF. Her latest films can be seen in festivals around the world including Three Days in the Hole and Revoked at Cannes.

Tom Jenkins

Born in Kentucky and raised in West Virginia. He is now a veteran of over 50 commercials with national brands such as Allstate, Activia, Ford, Rite Aid, Toyota, Kay Jewelers, and Hallmark. Tom also has several network television appearances, including Criminal Minds and Days of our Lives, as well as numerous film shorts under his belt.

Matthew Hancock

Matthew Hancock is a native of Columbus, OH.  Born with the early desire to perform he graced the best stages of Ohio and New York.  He enrolled at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts-School of Film and Television, then at Adelphi University where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (with honors).

Sandy Rather

Sandy Rather is an actress from Houston, Texas and a graduate from Stella Adler’s Art of Acting Studio in Los Angeles. During her time in LA, she has played some of her favorite roles, such as: Afak in Othello & Otis, Cordelia in Lear’s Daughters, Meg/Ketch in Our Country’s Good, Jaques in As You Like It, and Fabiana Aziza Cunningham in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.

CREW

Michael V. Hernandez
Michael V. Hernandez
Brian M. Tang
Brian M. Tang
Ahmed Arifin
Ahmed Arifin

This story started with the intention of exploring the idea of what justice would look like if we only thought in terms of right and wrong – free from the influence of politics, clout, discrimination, etc. I found myself wanting to tell a story centered on a character with a strong IQ and EQ, which led to creating a young ADA bound by the logic of law to contrast against a professional superior she’s compelled to prosecute for personal reasons.

The dual vision of strong female characters and a rock-solid ensemble appealed to me from the very beginning. I also wanted to explore how different people involved in one case navigate through what their own definition of “right” is.

Speaking on behalf of the creative team, it is our hope that this film will encourage those who have directly or indirectly been made to feel that their stories and their feelings are ignored. We believe any victim of any kind of abuse is worthy of justice, validation, and closure, and we salute them and the people fighting for them. – Michael Vaughn Hernandez

Creative Duet Media © 2018. All Rights Reserved.