After her world is abruptly changed, a successful New York City architect struggles to regain intimacy and control in her life.

Short Synopsis:  
Bonnie, a young, successful Latino woman, is walking home from an evening out with friends in Brooklyn, when she is sexually assaulted. At first, Bonnie attempts to keep the assault a secret from her long-term boyfriend, Matt, but the truth soon emerges. Bonnie emphatically denies the impact of what has happened to her and fights to regain normalcy and control of her life. Despite her attempts to reclaim the intimacy she once had with Matt, cracks soon begin to surface in their relationship. Another attack in the neighborhood only drives Bonnie further into denial, before an encounter with an at-risk woman causes Bonnie to confront her own self-blame and face the truth. 

JESSICA M THOMPSON – Writer/Director/Producer/Editor

Jess studied acting at three major drama schools in Australia between the ages of 12 and 21. She attended film school, majoring in Writing/Directing, at the University of Technology, Sydney, where she met Carlo Velayo, the producer of The Light of the Moon. They quickly formed a formidable filmmaking duo and made several short films together, including the award-winning films Hike and Percepio. Jess won the Kodak Award for New Directors for Hike. After graduating and globe trotting, Jess became a Junior Editor at Mike Reed’s, the first post-production house in Australia. Here she quickly progressed the ranks to become a full time Editor, working on various television series, films, music videos clips and commercials. In 2011, Jess traveled across North America for nine months and filmed a documentary series, The Land of Milk and Honey. She finished the trip in NYC and co-founded Stedfast Productions (stedfastproductions.com). Stedfast is a collective of visual storytellers who use imagery to entertain, inspire hope, provoke thought, and explore the human story.

During her time in NYC, Jess wrote, directed, and edited the short film, Across the Pond, which was selected as a finalist at Tropfest NY and the Bath Film Festival. She has worked as an Editor with Academy Award-nominated filmmaker, Liz Garbus, as an Additional Editor on the Sundance-winning film Watchers of the Sky, and as an Associate Producer on both the Indie Thriller 419 and on Academy Award-nominated, Sandy McLeod’s Seeds of Time. Jess just recently finished editing Cheryl Furjanic’s award-winning documentary, Back on Board: Greg Louganis and she looks forward to making her feature directorial debut with The Light of the Moon (www.seedandspark.com/studio/LOTM).

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