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MEMORIAL DRIVE

MEMORIAL DRIVE

LANGUAGE: English

Genre: thriller
Running Time: 12:25
Year of production: 2016

SYNOPSIS

An American WWII veteran is taken hostage in a self-driving van hijacked remotely on the 4th of July. He is confronted on the vehicle’s video screens by a French woman he raped during the liberation of France in 1944. With technical assistance from their shared grandson, she presents her rapist with an opportunity to deliver them both from a horrific secret if he can only find the courage to face the fallout of his actions.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: SlowFilm, 4A films
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Jerry Leggio
Michelle Dumas
Christine Delaroche (voice)
John Richie
Dom Farkas (voice)
Rod Phillips
June Phillips
Tracy Thomas
Amanda-Marie Davis

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Austin Alward
Screenwriter: Sandra Wilaut
Producer: Nick Thomas, Darius Talman
Director of Photography: Paul Marschall
Sound: Brian Dean Hoff
Editing: Andrew Jon Wallace
Sound Editing: Brian Dean Hoff
Music Composer: Jay Weigel, Nathan Halpern

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: thriller
Sub-genre: war
Language: English, French
Country of origin: USA
Year of production: 2016
Total running time: 12:25
Shooting format: digital
Color type: color
Aspect ratio: 16x9
Sound format: stereo

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

Louisiana Film Prize
Cinema on the Bayou
Louisiana International Film Festival

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

Austin Alward is a camera operator by trade. He has written and directed short films and music videos that have been broadcast on TV5Monde, MTV2, and Channel 4 plus festival screenings at Clermont-Ferrand, Cinequest, Austin Film Festival, HollyShorts, and more. Based in New Orleans, Austin began as a camera assistant in Paris in 2001. He maintains close relationships with family and friends in France and is always looking for opportunities to collaborate across the Atlantic.