Beautiful, tragic, haunting. In Everlasting, a teenage filmmaker named Matt (Adam David) finds his life thrown into turmoil when he receives a mysterious package containing a blood-stained rope and a DV tape that shows the murder of his girlfriend, Jessie (Valentina de Angelis). Still reeling from her untimely passing, Matt decides to memorialize the girl he loved in all of her spirited, but faulted glory. He makes a documentary that recounts the weeks leading up to Jessie’s death. His decision is also fueled by a more dangerous motive: He plans to use the film to document his trip to Los Angeles—the site of Jessie’s murder—to confront her killer.
As he makes his way from Colorado to California, recalling his last days with Jessie and the events that led her to death, Matt recklessly moves closer to peril as his thirst for the truth grows greater with each passing day. The story is told through a mix of homemade footage, real-time sequences, and news clips, with Matt guiding the film through ever-present narration. A cautionary tale of two young lovers, one of which digs herself into a grave that’s too deep to climb out of, Anthony Stabley’s Everlasting is an honest and heartfelt look at young love, and the darkness that engulfs people at times.
Scheduled to attend: Anthonly Stabley, Director; David Drucker, Producer; Jon Bickford, Cinematographer; Jesse Drucker, Location Manager; Sarah Schroeder, Production Assistant
Saturday, February 13
Sunday, February 14