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June Gloom

June Gloom is a short, dramatic film about a man’s journey home from prison. Going against the grain of the usual L.A. scenario, this 'life in a day' story offers a potent, visual interpretation of prisoner reentry. Using a naturalistic approach, June Gloom illustrates the harsh realities of life that challenge the thousands who attempt to return to society without a proper support system.

California has the largest prison population in the U.S. Based on prison overcrowding and a growing budget crisis, the state may be forced to release 44,000 inmates by 2013. June Gloom is only one story of the many that need to be told.

'June Gloom' is a Southern California term for a weather pattern that results in overcast skies with cool temperatures during the late spring and early summer. It lends our story a surreal quality. This weather phenomenon emits a distinct mood, which is also reflected in our characters... Nobody in this short film feels sunny and happy. Nobody. At its center is the Man, fresh out of prison, his life and future just as murky as an overcast day in Los Angeles. The lines are blurred between hope and hopelessness.

The film also raises questions about our legal system and the rehabilitation of its prisoners. June Gloom shows that without family and a proper support system, there’s no healing or realistic expectations for these former inmates to succeed.

June Gloom - Trailer

Cast and Crew

man WILLIAM STAMEY cabbie MICHAEL LONDON mom LOREE SOBRITO june PHYLICIA WISSA

written and directed by ATTILA ADAM produced by LEOR BAUM and ATTILA ADAM
executive producer DOUGLAS A. BERMAN associate producer JOJO NANNINI cinematographer IZZY de la VEGA
editor ATTILA ADAM music by MATTHEW MERENDA sound editor WILL OGILVIE colorist JAMES KNOTT



Technical Specs

HD 1080p | Color | NR | 16X9 | Dolby Digital - Stereo | Running Time 13:42

Press

Morgan Hill Times - June Gloom makes the front cover! Read it online | Download

Morgan Hill Times - June Gloom is in the top 10 must see films of the Poppy Jasper Film Fest! Download

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AWARDS

    AWARD OF MERIT
    Social Justice
    The Accolade Competition, 2011

    WINNER
    Best Social Commentary
    Poppy Jasper Short Film Festival, 2011

    NOMINEE
    Best Of Festival
    Bodega Bay International Short Film Festival, 2011

    NOMINEE
    Best Short Drama
    Bodega Bay International Short Film Festival, 2011

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