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Old 12-22-2008, 04:31 PM
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Jake's Closet

"Jake's Closet helps us see divorce's demons through a child's eyes. The more we immerse ourselves in the demons of divorce in Jake's world, the clearer it becomes that the demons of divorce that confront the mom lead her to live in a parallel universe doing battle with dad, rather than seeing how the dad she is destroying is the dad her son needs."

Warren Farrell, Ph.D.
Author, Father and Child Reunion

JAKE’S CLOSET delivers an elegant and unforgettably powerful, suspenseful film, seen through the eyes of a little boy coping with his family’s breakup. With a remarkable performance by seven-year-old Anthony DeMarco, as “Jake”, the film takes you on deeply moving journey, as Jake navigates the landscape of his parents’ escalating divorce and finds himself haunted by something ominous lurking in his bedroom closet. When Jake finally confronts the presence that lurks in his closet, it leads him to a chilling revelation in a climax you’ll never forget!

Hidden inside the heart of this edge-of-your-seat haunting tale is a profound and long overdue film that explores the loss of innocence that comes with divorce. The film features breakout performances from Sean Bridgers (HBO’s Deadwood), Brooke Bloom (CSI: Miami), and introduces Anthony DeMarco as “Jake”.

The idea of JAKE'S CLOSET came from a series of events including Shelli’s own personal trauma of losing her mother to suicide when she was a child, and a strong connection she had with a young boy who was experiencing the effects of his parents’ high conflict divorce. Shelli was struck by the idea of how little the boy understood his parent’s behavior and what was going on around him, yet how deeply he was affected by all of it. Shelli says of JAKE’S CLOSET, "With so many marriages ending in divorce, there needs to be a national discussion about the effects of divorce on children, along with the appropriate behaviors from parents and everyone involved in family courts. Often in a divorce, the children get lost in the battle that everyone claims is being fought on their behalf.”

The script of JAKE'S CLOSET won the Panasonic Digital Filmmakers Grant, which provided the camera equipment for the shoot. Shelli attended the prestigious American Film Institute where she studied acting and screenwriting.

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