Can true love really conquer all? That’s the question Susanna Hatch, a white law student from a wealthy family, asks herself as she agonizes over whether to make a commitment to her working-class Puerto Rican boyfriend.

Susanna believes she’ll find the answer from Joe Bell, an African-American man who’s been in jail for 14 years for burning down a Gilded Age mansion owned by her grandmother. Joe was a tour guide there, and the two became lovers and soulmates. Convinced that Joe must be innocent, Susanna sets out to prove it – and to prove to herself that her own unlikely union has a future.  

2010 Finalist, Beverly Hills Film Festival
2010 Finalist, International Writing Contest
2010 Semi-finalist, VISIONFEST Feature Screenwriting Competition


Cast: 4
Roles by gender: 1 man, 2 women, 1 gender neutral
Roles by race: 1 Black or African American, 2 White, 1 race-neutral

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