The Four Walls of Charlotte Moreland

Synopsis

Based on a true story, the film takes you on a journey into the gaslighting and confusion of life post abusive relationship. In the aftermath Charlotte is agoraphobic. Panic and depression overwhelm her as she can’t remember the girl she once was and is now redefined by lies and by the messages of her abuser. There is hope, and Charlotte emerges as a stronger version of herself through small but significant moments, and the kindness of people who have not given up on her. Healing is possible and contrary to popular belief it takes time. This film intends to illuminate the long, arduous healing process, have an impact in terms of the perception of healing, create a discussion, and engender empathy around this subject. We are hoping to be the voice for those who are too afraid to speak up.

Review

5/5
A poignant drama that explores post-abuse recovery.
Written and directed by Joe Benedetto and Alison Stover, ‘The Four Walls of Charlotte Moreland’ is a short drama film that explores one women’s path to recovery following an abusive relationship. Based on the real-life story of Alison Stover (Writer/Star), the film showcases themes of mental health, identity, rape, sociopathic behavior, female empowerment and hope. Alison Stover delivers a poignant performance as Charlotte – a portrayal that will resonate with many victims/survivors. A deeply personal film made with the intent to raise awareness and give a voice to those who don’t.

The 22-minute film opens with a distressed Charlotte in the shower – recollecting the psychopathic voice-messages from her ex. Charlotte has confined herself at home, in fear of what the outdoor world may bring. With her career in the balance, due to prolonged absence, her employer pleads for her return to work – albeit with forthright and insensitivity. Charlotte seeks refuge in her therapist (Dr. Sandri) in an attempt to restore her lost identity. Despite relentless stalking from her ex, strangers sharing their own personal hardships rewards her with the power of hope. The film concludes with a reawakened soul.

The Four Walls of Charlotte Moreland Short Film
High praise to Aliston Stover, a captivating performance throughout that is certain to touch the heart of the viewer. Joe Benedetto and Stover have created an outstanding drama that bravely exposes the destruction of character post-abuse. A gripping narrative from the get-go. The film doesn’t shy away from showcasing the characters extreme mental anguish – that alone should be applauded. Cinematography is of an exceptional professional standard, coupled with high quality sound and post-production. A riveting watch, albeit sobering. Highly recommended.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Alison Stover, Joe Benedetto
Writer(s): Alison Stover, Joe Benedetto
Cast: Alison Stover, Bettina Bilger, Jane Dashow
Producer(s): Alison Stover, Cecilio Davis, Joe Benedetto, Rissa Davis
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Specifications

Genre: Drama
Subjects: Abuse, Betrayal, Body Image, Bullying, Coming-of-age, Depression, Female Empowerment, Friendship, Grief, Hope, Identity, Illness, Isolation, Loss, Mental Health, Psychology, Psychopath, Relationships
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2021
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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Alison Stover, Joe Benedetto
Writer(s): Alison Stover, Joe Benedetto
Cast: Alison Stover, Bettina Bilger, Jane Dashow
Producer(s): Alison Stover, Cecilio Davis, Joe Benedetto, Rissa Davis
Director of Photography:
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music:
Miscellaneous:

Specifcations

Genre: Drama
Subjects: Abuse, Betrayal, Body Image, Bullying, Coming-of-age, Depression, Female Empowerment, Friendship, Grief, Hope, Identity, Illness, Isolation, Loss, Mental Health, Psychology, Psychopath, Relationships
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2021

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The Four Walls of Charlotte Moreland

Synopsis

Based on a true story, the film takes you on a journey into the gaslighting and confusion of life post abusive relationship. In the aftermath Charlotte is agoraphobic. Panic and depression overwhelm her as she can’t remember the girl she once was and is now redefined by lies and by the messages of her abuser. There is hope, and Charlotte emerges as a stronger version of herself through small but significant moments, and the kindness of people who have not given up on her. Healing is possible and contrary to popular belief it takes time. This film intends to illuminate the long, arduous healing process, have an impact in terms of the perception of healing, create a discussion, and engender empathy around this subject. We are hoping to be the voice for those who are too afraid to speak up.

Review

A poignant drama that explores post-abuse recovery.

5/5
Written and directed by Joe Benedetto and Alison Stover, ‘The Four Walls of Charlotte Moreland’ is a short drama film that explores one women’s path to recovery following an abusive relationship. Based on the real-life story of Alison Stover (Writer/Star), the film showcases themes of mental health, identity, rape, sociopathic behavior, female empowerment and hope. Alison Stover delivers a poignant performance as Charlotte – a portrayal that will resonate with many victims/survivors. A deeply personal film made with the intent to raise awareness and give a voice to those who don’t.

The 22-minute film opens with a distressed Charlotte in the shower – recollecting the psychopathic voice-messages from her ex. Charlotte has confined herself at home, in fear of what the outdoor world may bring. With her career in the balance, due to prolonged absence, her employer pleads for her return to work – albeit with forthright and insensitivity. Charlotte seeks refuge in her therapist (Dr. Sandri) in an attempt to restore her lost identity. Despite relentless stalking from her ex, strangers sharing their own personal hardships rewards her with the power of hope. The film concludes with a reawakened soul.

The Four Walls of Charlotte Moreland Short Film
High praise to Aliston Stover, a captivating performance throughout that is certain to touch the heart of the viewer. Joe Benedetto and Stover have created an outstanding drama that bravely exposes the destruction of character post-abuse. A gripping narrative from the get-go. The film doesn’t shy away from showcasing the characters extreme mental anguish – that alone should be applauded. Cinematography is of an exceptional professional standard, coupled with high quality sound and post-production. A riveting watch, albeit sobering. Highly recommended.

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