Thanks to my pal Lynn (@justlynn01) for reminding me that I needed to post about this! As many of you know, our beloved Daniel Gillies (Elijah) has been trying to raise money for a project of his, a movie titled Broken Kingdom that he directed and starred in. Well it looks like Broken Kingdom is only a little over $4,000 away from becoming fully funded. You can donate HERE.
But that’s not all, tomorrow is Daniel Gillies birthday, and what better way to wish him a Happy Birthday, than to donate to his cause, and help his project get fully funded. The film also stars Daniel’s wife Rachael Leigh Cook. You might be asking, “What’s Broken Kingdom?” Here’s a short synopsis, and then a video about the film from Daniel, Rachael and producers.
Two stories weave their way from the harrowing slums of Bogota to the lofty hills of Hollywood.SYNOPSIS
BOGOTA – JASON AND SERAFINAAmerican writer Jason Hollister has withdrawn to the shadows of Bogotá, Colombia.
When Jason rescues a teenage prostitute after a violent attack, a strange relationship blooms between them. The young girl, Serafina, ignites Jason’s all-but-extinct desire to write. In turn, Jason negotiates this peculiar ‘muse’ into his world… Hiring her to be his companion.
With her departure from the formidable slums, Serafina is seduced with a poisonous delusion: the opportunity of a different life. A deep yearning is unlocked as Jason inevitably comes to represent hope and change.
This initial harmony is short-lived however, as Jason catapults deeper into a creative cocoon. Employing every strategy of distraction to usurp his attention, Serafina is met only with defiance and anger.
The emotional landscape of this unusual friendship soars and plummets as they walk inexorably through their tangled fate.
HOLLYWOOD – MARILYN AND CHRIS
Marilyn is an enigmatic 28-year-old teacher at a Los Angeles day-care.
Her story begins when she accosts and then interrogates the white father (Chris) of an African-American boy (Julian) one day after school. Though the situation is swiftly resolved, it takes an unusual turn.
The following day, Chris invites Marilyn on a date.
As their relationship ensues Marilyn’s peculiar fascination with Julian is enough to disturb Chris.
Only towards the end of this tale do we begin to understand the intricacies of her preoccupation and the details of her savage fate.
Broken Kingdom is a dramatic feature film starring Rachael Leigh Cook, Daniel Gillies, Darren Le Gallo and Seymour Cassel. Executive producers: Chris Ouwinga and Darryn Welch.