SYNOPSIS

Foster siblings Vincent and Krystal have been estranged for many years. When they are forced to reunite, their polar opposite paths in life lead to an explosive outcome where each is made to come to terms with their own faults. Vincent is a pastor of a small church struggling with religious doubts and a burgeoning desire for another male pastor. Krystal, on the other hand, has devoted her life to full on exploration and hedonism through the arts yet struggles with the labels placed on her as a result.  As each other's closest confidant as well as biggest critic, Vincent and Krystal attract and repel like magnets. When the siblings reunite, everything comes to a head, both within their relationship and within each of their individual lives.

Featuring Patrick D. Green, Kelly Godell, Jonathan Daniel Miles, Brian Adrian Koch and Laura Welsh

Written and directed by Edd Blott

150 minutes / Color / Stereo

Genre: Drama, LGBTQ+

Contact: info@escapingfreedom.net

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For a full list of the cast and crew, visit Escaping Freedom on IMDb. 

 

the characters

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VINCENT (PATRICK D. GREEN)

Vincent is a pastor living in the Pacific Northwest. During his childhood, his best friend was his foster sister, Krystal. The two regularly found themselves in all sorts of trouble which brought no end of frustration to their parents. Broken by the death of their minister father, Vincent committed his life to the church and began a career behind the pulpit. This decision directly led to a falling out between him and Krystal. Over the last two years, Vincent wrote her letters of an increasingly personal nature. These "confessions" reveal his crisis of faith and a supression of his sexuality. They are documented in the webseries, Letters (Prologue to Escaping Freedom). His best friend is Marcus, a fellow pastor at the church, who Vincent's affection for has developed into something he knows must be kept hidden.

Read more: Q&A with Patrick D. Green

Patrick is represented by Option Talent

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KRYSTAL (KELLY GODELL)

A self-proclaimed hedonist, Krystal lives every day basking in the moment. After Vincent left town to begin his time at seminary, she decided to dedicate her life to the theatre, a passion she has held since childhood. Today she is a well-respected actress in town with a reputation for bringing "a foul mouth and a good time" wherever she goes. She finds immense pride in always striving to be authentic to who she is, even if she does not like what she sees. After receiving a series of letters from Vincent, Krystal finally responds with a hurtful message for her brother to move on in his life and leave her alone. This response can be seen in Letters, Part 6 (Prologue to Escaping Freedom).

Read more: Q&A with Kelly Godell

Kelly is represented by Dangerfield Talent Agency

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MARCUS (JONATHAN DANIEL MILES)

Marcus is a fellow pastor at Vincent's church and his dearest friend. Along with his wife and son, Marcus is known for being a beacon of hope and love to everyone he interacts with in the congregation. However, buried deep under that perfectly maintained exterior is an unbearable shame. Marcus knows as well as Vincent that there is a romantic affection towards each other, but fears for his status and reputation should those desires be entertained.

Read more: Q&A with Jonathan Daniel Miles

Jonathan is represented by Option Talent

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RENÉ (BRIAN ADRIAN KOCH)

René's chief aim in life is to invite people to experience a deeper and more beautiful level of self-awareness and artistic expression. As Krystal's theatre director and mentor, he finds something incredible in her talent and approach to life. This invigorates his own work and she quickly becomes his muse. As their relationship grows, the lines that were once clearly drawn begin to blur and René's position unknowingly shifts from mentor to manipulator.

Read more: Q&A with Brian Adrian Koch

Brian is represented by Option Talent

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KATIE (LAURA WELSH)

Despite the stigma of being a single mother, Katie is perhaps the purest member the church has ever had. As their only deaconess, she can always be found serving in some capacity, but is most frequently in the copy room putting together bulletins for the upcoming worship service. Little is known about the father of her daughter and she would like very much to keep it that way. Her attraction to Vincent is the church's worst-kept secret. Being known as a Godly lady, however, she impatiently waits for Vincent to make the first move.

Read more: Q&A with Laura Welsh

Laura is represented by Option Talent

 

Additional characters


AN ESTRANGED BROTHER AND SISTER ATTEMPT TO RECONNECT AFTER CHOOSING VERY DIFFERENT PATHS IN LIFE.

LETTERS (A PROLOGUE TO ESCAPING FREEDOM)

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