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Jessica Cruz: Orchid Daydreams

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In 2020, Jessica Cruz produced and acted in a short film (Orchid Daydreams) which was filmed 100% remotely via iPhones with the cast and crew working from various locations in Los Angeles, Seattle, and Canada.

Written and Directed by Marisa Avitia (Hispanic). 
Produced by Jessica Cruz (South Asian)

Starring Jessica Cruz (South Asian) and Jessica Joy Hardee (Caucasian). 

Title: Orchid Daydreams

Logline: Naomi is a struggling Real Estate Agent who volunteers as a Crisis Hotline Operator. Having the worst day on the anniversary of her mother’s death, she gets an unnerving call from a suicidal individual who happens to be her sister.

The short film will be released for public viewing on Amazon Prime in early 2022.  

IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13268416/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1  

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/OrchidDaydreamsFilm 

Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/orchiddaydreamsfilm/ 

Shot remotely during the pandemic in 2020. Each actor filmed in their own homes with limited crew (family members). Voiceover was all recorded remotely. The director directed via Skype. Auditions were self-tapes and Zoom auditions only. 

Film Festivals (21 Total Selections):
Wins - 4
Finalist - 9
Semi Finalist - 2
Honorable Mentions - 4
Official Selections - 2

An interview with the director, Marisa Avitia, was recently released in Canada’s Entertainment Magazine, Universal Cinema, talking about the making of the film. 
Link: https://universalcinema.ca/interview-with-marisa-avitia-on-the-making-of-orchid-daydreams/

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