Inspired by True Events
Official Selection for Screenplay Contest
Trust is inspired by true events that are all too familiar today. A moment in time set in Varese, Italy during WW2, when a young jewish girl is questioned by a Nazi Lieutenant who wiles her with chocolate and outdoor play then tries to trick her into revealing her families true identities by switching languages to expose her family is Jewish.
A word from our Writer/Director...
I am very excited that you're here and reading this statement. This story encapsulates a moment in time during my friend's young life. I believe that telling one moment of bravery in a cinematic way, creates a universal story. I have visualized each scene and have a fantastic Emmy Award Winning Director of Photography, Travis La Bella, who shares my vision and will bring it to life. Passion is the key-word for me. And my team has passion for the story. My Producer, the talented actress and filmmaker herself, Renee Dorian, read the script and was inspired to tell this story because not only is it so relevant today, it creates hope. As women in film we have a duty to inspire young girls and boys through cinema. We believe our story will do that.
We are looking for donors who would be interested in helping to finance the finishing touches on our film.
Meet some of our Team
Chosen as one of ISA’s Top 25 Writers To Watch in 2019, Diane remains busy working on her seventh screenplay. She has screened her directing work at the DGA, garnered awards and laurels like: an ATHE Award, Cinema At The Edge, L-Dub film festivals, Global Shorts the Taiwan International Queer Film Festival and Cote d’ Azure Web Fest. As part of the Women In Film PSA program, Diane worked as a writer, director. A PSA she wrote won an Aurora Award. Her screenplays have placed in various festivals. The drama, Wonder And Lightning won the ISA’s fellowship to Stowe Story Lab. The comedy, Dr. Jackie and Ms. Heidi won Diane a scholarship to the Rocaberti Writers Retreat in France. Writing, creating and collaborating through film are now her driving force.
Renee is what you call a triple threat in Hollywood. She is not only a Film/TV Actress but also is a Writer/ Producer that has been in the Entertainment Industry for over 12+ years. Her credits include but are not limited to: TV’s Side Hustle, BLACKish, Randall and Hilda are NOT a couple - a Pilot for ABC, Scandal, National Commercials, Animated Series on Nickelodeon and Disney and more. In 2015 she co-wrote and sold her first Feature Film, The Funhouse Massacre, that can now be found on Prime. Renee has been producing since 2012, and couldn’t be more excited to produce a short that’s story is way too prevalent today. When she's not busy working on her next project, she's busy chasing her two children.
Director of Photography
Travis LaBella is a Director of Photography and filmmaker based in Los Angeles, CA. He got his start shooting documentaries and was the recipient of the ASC Student Heritage Documentary Award for Language of the Unheard, which was featured in American Cinematographer, and screened at the Cannes Short Film Corner. He now shoots a range of narrative, commercial, and documentary work. In 2019 Travis won an LA Emmy for his work on That Far Corner: Frank Lloyd Wright in Los Angeles for KCET / PBS. He has shot commercial spots for Toyota, Disney, Kia, MVMT, Ray Ban, and more.
Cassandra is currently working as a Producer/1st AD in Los Angeles, CA. She previously worked at NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) as the Administrative and Educational Coordinator. She graduated with a B.A. in Communications from Purchase College in Westchester County, NY. She then continued her education at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University where she received her M.A. in Television, Radio and Film. Since moving to Los Angeles, Cassandra has worked as a Producer and Assistant Director on multiple productions including short films, feature films, music videos and television shows. Her background in dance, music, theatre and film have helped shape her as a storyteller and she will continue to create films that reflect her goals of making a more inclusive and diverse entertainment industry in-front of and behind the camera.