LA Festival 1st Scene Script Reading: Until Proven True, by Rachel Hughes

An acquiescent man witnesses the shocking sexual assault of a high school student and, when the victim doesn’t come forward and even the man’s own girlfriend refuses to believe his story, he struggles to cling to the truth of what he witnessed and bring the abuser to justice.


Narration: Allison Kampf

Stephen: Geoff Mays

Casey: Julie Sheppard

Brielle: Kyana Teresa

Short Film: A BROKEN WING, 11min., Israel, Drama/Family

Tony is a strong, independent woman with a unique and striking look, but all that is in stark contrast with her position of her power balance between her and her old mom Denise. She is an opinionated, resolute and self-absorbed woman. She’s apparently independent, but when Tony is present, she expresses practical and emotional dependency.
Her second daughter, Suzy, lives in Denise’s apartment, who is the antithesis of Denise in many aspects. A little of it is in self-awareness and much of it is in the ability to run an independent life. Denise hates the fact that her elder daughter, Suzy, still lives with her and “life didn’t work out for her.”
Denise’s relationship with her daughters was always complex and it appears she reached a status quo in which each one of them knew her role. Tony is the lecturer and Suzy is the partisan. A status that articulates an absurd situation in which Suzy developed a dependence toward her mom while Denise actually developed a dependence towards Tony.
This situation went uninterrupted on the day Tony had to inform her mother that she got her dream job, which is located overseas. Tony knows that her mom will oppose such a move, who’ll be forced to sever relations with her beloved daughter. Denise is desperate to keep Tony close to her heart and as a result she will sideline her until she’ll have no choice of unleashing any burden, something she never did. It’ll be a process that will make Tony put herself first for the first time in her life. This is a story of a complex and fragile relationship between a mom and her daughters at a mature age, also on old age, dependence and self-fulfillment.

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October 2020 Festival – Highlights and Videos

We were proud to showcase the amazing feature film GREEN FLAKE at our festival in October 2020. The audience LOVED this film as you can see in our reaction video above. Such an important film made. It was a true passion project for Writer/Director/Producer Mauli Junior Bonner.

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A young slave is sent to trek 1500 miles across country to prepare a path for his slave master. We witness the heroic journey of “Green Flake” who goes from southern slave to western hero.

  • Mauli Junior Bonner – Director
  • Mauli Junior Bonner – Writer
  • Mauli Junior Bonner – Producer
  • Sohrab Mirmount – Producer
  • Jesse Renney – Producer
  • Oyoyo Joi – Producer
  • Clotile Farkas – Producer
  • Robin Carus – Producer
  • Ephraim Vega – Producer
  • Case Lawrence – Producer
  • Katec Ruiz – Producer
  • Rodene R. Jones – Producer
  • Russell Topal – Producer
  • Michael Bahnmiller – Producer

  • Yahosh Bonner – “Green Flake”
  • Kevin Goertzen – “Brother Cross”
  • Stephen Jones – “Elijah Able”
  • Clotile Farkas – “Biddy Mason”
  • Malachi Bonner – “Young Green”
  • Michaelyn Oby – “Martha”

  • Clotile Farkas – Costume
  • Meadow Terry – Costume
  • Jonathan Keith – Score
  • Norbert Farkas – Score
  • Katec Ruiz – Trailer
  • Charles Willis – Production Design
  • Brianna Mirmont – Production Design

Director Biography – Mauli Junior Bonner

Mauli Junior Bonner is a Fist time, Writer, Director, and Producer. His background is in music as a songwriter. After learning about the story of Green Flake, he wrote a song… a 200 page one. Mauli was determined to have his story told through film.

Director Statement

In a time where African Americans were viewed as less that human, a young enslaved man was tasked with blazing a trail across the country for the Mormon Church. I tell this story because it happened and should no longer be silenced. Green Flake lead the largest pioneer migration in American history. This film shows how a man went from Southern slave to Western hero.