Synopsis: An older woman suffering from dementia is convinced that her young live-in nurse out to kill her and take her life’s fortune. But people are not always who we think they are. And dementia has a strange way of unraveling the truth. It’s all coming back. And, yes, it’s killing her.
Denise Dorado (May)
Brittney Powell (Jenna)
Darryl Stephens (Dillon)
Holland Clement (Paul)
Whenever I do a film, I always ask myself what’s an imperative issue that we can grab onto and sink into while telling a narrative feature. So not only go on a ride but when you walk away, you feel like you’re smarter and more aware of a situation that is imperative in our times.
As far as the hook of this story, essentially it’s a karma piece. Not to say that when you do bad things in life, bad things will happen. But that when you do bad things, and they’re in your memory, and those volatilities will surface when you have something like dementia.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, for example, war veterans, at the onset of dementia, they can either be happy as clams or they reside in this horrific kind of moment when they were in the war. Someone who’s famous may reside in this glory of telling speeches and this accolade kind of thing, and they’re just kind of up there or they might be very negative. Wherever the hard wiring is its greatest is where when you start clipping all those wires in your head, whoever has the most wires at the end, wins.
Graham Streeter is a Los Angeles based filmmaker who identifies as a screenwriter, cinematographer, director and editor. Relying on his own abilities is how he’s able to celebrate his 5th feature film, I May Regret, which will premiere at the San Diego International Film Festival on October 13th, 2018.
Streeter says “looking back, it’s been a blessing that so many people flaked out and failed to deliver over the years. It forced me to learn their jobs. What seemed a daunting challenges at first became a genuine interests that were surprisingly within my abilities”.
Streeter further explains “Looking back, I like to think that learning a wider range of film skills has given me the opportunity to be active in more stages of the filmmaking process as an artist I like to think that has made my journey richer.”
But Streeter had no idea of his journey when he was younger. In his teens, Graham moved to Japan where he lived for almost 10 years, eventually working on-camera for Japanese television, before returning to California in pursuit of a formal education, Back in the states, Graham earned a double BA in International Business Administration and Japanese Language.
In 1992, Streeter joined Nippon Television Los Angeles as an affiliate network coordinator as well as on-camera talent for sports programming. On weekends Streeter convinced camera teams to facilitate his directorial debut, writing and directing two award winning short films Crickets & Potatoes and Frank in Five.
In 2000, Streeter left the network to start Imperative Pictures and made a name for himself shooting the original in-house prototype Apple iPod Nano 1-2-3-4 featuring Feist, feature documentaries Return to Autism, Jolly Oyster and The Road to Sydney along with his US directorial debut for the TV Series Designing Blind on A&E.
Eventually focusing solely on feature films, Streeter now celebrates his fifth feature film I May Regret, following award-wining success of his past feature films Imperfect Sky (2016), Blind Malice (2013), academically acclaimed documentary Boys in Peril (2013), and Cages (2006).
Streeter says “I’m lucky I’ve been persistent enough to keep moving forward through this strange and unpredictable journey. I have learned that I can do just about anything if I put my mind to it. In my mind, directing happens at every stage of the filmmaking process so learning to write, run a camera and edit has been nothing short of a blessing. Looking back, I know when I first started out in filmmaking I identified as a Jack of all trades. I relied on others.”
Streeter continues by saying “Film is, after all, a collaborative medium. But I am so thankful for the countless times I got a call from someone who had great intentions to help with a project only to say they had to drop out. That was the catalyst to learn more and more; to strive to one day be a master of my limited but useful skillset as a filmmaker.”