A true story. Two secrets will change a 12-year-old girl's life forever. One she's never told a soul. The other, her entire family's never told her. Tonight they crash. A powerful coming-of-age film with a shocking ending that challenges each of us to become the real person we keep hidden inside.Janey has a near storybook life, great friends, and extremely loving parents. But she couldn't feel more alone in the world. It's 1999 and the world's a less open place. Since the age age of eight, Janey's kept a secret so dark she feels no one can ever find out. At the same time, she's about to be blind-sided by a secret that will destroy everything she believes about her past.What Janey doesn't know, is her parents have also been keeping a secret from her for her entire life. They know if Janey ever finds out, it will change her forever. But they also know, one day they'll have no choice. These two secrets will rip Janey's life apart. The courage and strength she summons to confront them is inspiring.But the fact that this really happened makes it touch deeper. Based on a true story, and a pretty miraculous one at that. Janey is 28 today and been in the national media many times (Anderson Cooper, Good Morning America, New York Daily News, Glamour magazine, NPR, etc.) sharing her amazing story.She's a very courageous and powerful woman, has already overcome more than most people do in their lifetimes, and this short film is the beginning of her story of transformation. Today she's a sponsored triathlete training to compete in the 2020 Olympics being coached by world champion coach Siri Lindley.
Film Submission Origin
Festival Screening Date/Time (Daily Schedule)
Saturday, January 30th, 2016 - 12:30 pm - Simmons Center: Chisholm Hall
FESTIVAL DIRECTOR'S CHOICE
Award Nominees 2016 (2016 List)