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Two sisters stuck in the woods with a flat tire must find a way to defend themselves from two men who approach them with nefarious intentions.

Film completion date: August 2018.

Director's Statement:

Get yourself ready to embark upon a journey; an 11 minute and 47 second narrative with the potential to influence the way we think about gender and power dynamics. Self Defense was made by a team who prides ourselves on our passion. As first time filmmakers, we had the ambition to make this project into a meaningful cinematic experience. Now we cherish the opportunities to watch audiences enjoy the twists and turns of our film on screen. A year’s worth of blood, sweat, happy tears, sad tears, heartache, and pure joy all to bring you this very film. A year’s worth of work for 11 minutes and 47 seconds. The best damn year of our lives... so far! Enjoy!
Zach Bradley and Benjamin Levine
Val Bodurtha
Benjamin Levine
12 Minutes
Watch the Trailer
1/26/19 11:30am at Acadiana Center for the Arts (AcA)
premiere v4
contributing 2019 2
international 2019 3