Roses are Blind, the multi-award winning independent Short Film will have it its East Village, New York City debut at NewFilmmakers New York Film Festival on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Screening time is 8:15 pm at Anthology Film Archives, 62 Second Avenue, New York, New York 10003 (At the corner of Second Avenue and 2nd Street). Tickets are $7 and are good for the whole night. Tickets go on sale at 5:30 pm the night of screening at the Anthology Box Office.
Roses are Blind, with a trailer of over 2.5 million views, is sweeping Film Festivals by storm around the nation, winning many awards including: “Best Woman in Jeopardy Film” at the Culver City Film Festival, Los Angeles, “Best Psychological Thriller” at the Williamsburg Independent Film Festival, “Best NYC Short” at the International New York Film Festival, “Best Short Film” as well as “Best Actress” at the Chautauqua International Film Festival, “Best Score” at the Silver State Film Festival, Las Vegas, “Best Young Filmmaker USA” at the Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival, “Best Editing” at the Marina del Rey Film Festival, Los Angeles, was an Official Selection at the Orlando Film Festival and received Honorable Mention at the Santa Monica International Film Festival.
Roses are Blind is based on the true life story of Wendy J. White. During her junior year of pre‑med at Columbia University, Julie Janson, rescues a homeless woman’s dog out of a train track so her roommate recommends she goes to a famous psychic for guidance. In her meeting with Mr. Spellings, the Janson family secret is revealed. When going home to question her parents, they make sure their secret stays with her.
The star studded cast of Roses are Blind include Christina Jolie Breza as Julie Janson, a television, theatre and movie actress who also produced the short; Gui Agustini, as Dr. Mayer, a multi-media film, television and theatre actor who also directed, produced and co-wrote Roses are Blind; Daniel Davis, as Addison Spellings, is best known for portraying Niles the Butler, on the Television sitcom, The Nanny; Boyd Gains, as Uncle Oscar, four time Tony Award and three time Drama Desk Award winning actor; Kathleen McNenny as Ruth Janson, an acclaimed Broadway, film and television actress; William W. Warren, as Ted Janson, a theatre and commercial actor; and Purva Bedi, as Yolanda Ramirez, a 2019 Drama Desk Award winner for her work in Dance Nation and her role in Sully with Tom Hanks, an actress of film, television and theater.
Wendy White, Executive Producer and creator, states “Roses are Blind is intended to expose misdiagnosis throughout the nation and the struggle for normalcy in a world that quickly judges and inflames reality.” She adds, “New Light Productions and PowerCouple Productions are creating cutting edge films from the heart in an age where truth is revealed and empowered.”
Gui Agustini, Producer, Director, Co-Writer, Multi-Media Film, Television and Theatre Actor, states “Roses are Blind” personifies a brave woman’s story to overcome adversity against all odds. Our entire cast and crew are honored to bring her true life story to the big screen.”