Roses are Blind, the multi-award winning independent short-film is set to screen at the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre Movie Palace as an Official Selection of the Golden State Film Festival on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 4 pm on the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame, 6925 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90028.
Roses are Blind, with a trailer of over 2.5 million views is on a whirlwind, 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 and was an Official Selection at the New York Filmmakers Festival, the Orlando Film Festival, received Honorable Mention at the Santa Monica International Film Festival, and received a private screening to a full house of 475 attendees at the School of Visual Arts Movie Theatre in Chelsea, NYC.
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.
Jodi Kipperman, President of Kipperman Casting, Inc., states “Roses are Blind grabs you from frame 1 and never lets go. The suspense builds as the story unfolds and keeps the viewer off kilter till the final moment. This intense trip leaves you questioning reality.”
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.”
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 and for his guest appearance as Professor Moriarty on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Davis was nominated for a Best Actor Tony Award for his role in David Hirson’s Broadway play Wrong Mountain; Boyd Gaines, 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.”