Year
2024
Writer / Director
Erika Arlee
Producer / Lead
Kristi Ray
Producer
Michelle Roca
Producer
Andrea Nordgren
Executive Producer
Colleen Kochanek

After discovering she is pregnant by her abusive boyfriend, a fallen-away musician must decide between freeing herself or remaining a relic of her drive-by Southern town.

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Concept

An award-winning feature from Honey Head Films. This poignant, gritty exploration of life off Highway 74 explores the grief and complexities one woman faces while settling her mother’s shabby estate, reuniting with an estranged relative while wrestling with the notion to break free from a toxic trauma bond with her live-in boyfriend. Currently accepting offers for distribution.

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Independently financed and locally produced in rural Eastern North Carolina, Imogene joins the streak of strong American regional indies making waves on the stage of independent cinema. A raw exploration of an overlooked demographic and its complexities, this feature explores its life-bruised characters with a powerful sense of place and an interest in the female bid for independence. With strong notes of hope and a bone-deep identity, the film will quench audience fascination with the South and its landscape, tracking characters with a chilling familiarity who have yet to be seen in mainstream media without the threat of parody. Offering a clear-eyed, condescension-free portrait of poverty, off-set by the undeniable natural beauty of the region, the film navigates complexities of emotional abuse and pregnancy trauma while championing its female driven plot, giving voice and consideration to the small-town working-poor demographic. A feature film debut from the women of Honey Head Films, this project boasts a 100% female Above The Line team and a crew of talented filmmakers made up of 70% women. Shot over 21 days in the summer of 2022, A Song For Imogene had its World Premiere in competition this June at Geena Davis' Bentonville Film Festival. Honey Head brought home the First Place Prize for Best Feature Film at the Flickers Rhode Island Film Festival in August 2023. The lauded feature opened the 29th Annual Cucalorus Film Festival and is set to continue the festival circuit through 2024.

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