A new production company called 917 Films is producing independent films that are intensely character driven. Films where viewers can relate to what they see on the screen because they have lived it, seen it, or felt some of what the characters are experiencing. Their first film is a short called "Rubicon ." Clearly Hollywood's 'Next Big Thing' is this upstart, but powerfully imaginative company.
The Man and Woman in the short film Rubicon are both on the cusp of such revolutionary change. It could take them past their individual points of no return in their personal narratives. The Man, literally hours away from a major life commitment, begins to second guess himself and his choice to be married and live the "American dream." He manufactures a conflict with his fiancee, flees and intentionally charges steadfast toward a self-destructive, revolutionary act to experience "something new," before he takes his vows and becomes like everyone else.
The Woman has lived a complete 180-degree life from the Man to this point. Her choices and life's path, most would argue do not embody the "American dream," so to speak. She is a prostitute, a woman of the night, and most importantly a businesswoman. Meeting the Man that evening at the Rubicon, starts her down her own path of self-discovery and soul- searching. Something about his approach coupled with her personal history clicks, and when she finds out that he is yet another customer, with another significant other, who is choosing to act out with her, puts her on the cusp of her journey past the point of no return. She may now finally see her own choice to cast the die and take her life in another direction.
Pictured above left: Jennifer Henson & Lead Actress
Pictured above right: Director of Photography Mike