Synopsis: Two families struggling with scars of tragedy are drawn together by mysterious events and a common link is uncovered. A link that will expose previous choices and force confrontation with lurking demons of the past. Propelled on a spiritual journey seeking forgiveness, healing and hope, is it a cruel twist that brought them together or something higher? Maybe the Universe does work by design.
Olga Kalashnikova (Julia Denis)
Russell Subiono (Toby Tobias)
Jennifer Kinsey (Sara Denis)
There was something about Angel By Thursday (ABT) that sucked me in, and ultimately, took us all on this incredible journey. Intrigued by the dynamics of family, I crafted ABT around choice and consequence of two broken families, miles apart, yet somehow linked and drawn together by tragedy. Intersecting a mother-daughter relationship shattered by drugs and that of two brothers marred in disability and smothered with guilt, it’s a story of forgiveness and hope, understanding and love with a dash of mystery that brings them all together. Is it fate? That’s for you to decide.
Raised in Hawaii, Jeff Wallace is a screenwriter and filmmaker who resides on the North Shore of Oahu. Having studied fire science and marine biology at the University of Hawai’i, Jeff is a firefighter with the Honolulu Fire Department by day, who writes, directs and produces his passion projects every time he gets the chance. He’s also actively involved with the local filmmaker community providing script reviews and project support to the diverse talent Paradise has to offer.
With mentorship over the years from Michael Lent, successful writer and producer of film and graphic novels; Hal and Cheryl Croasmun of ScreenwritingU where Jeff studied writing extensively; and Branscombe Richmond, Hollywood’s veteran character actor, he is fortunate to have been given invaluable advice to build on.
Now, two years shy of retirement, Jeff’s focus is on telling stories fulltime. Having penned In the Name Of…, an award-winning short which showcased at WorldFest-Houston Film Festival winning a Silver Remi in 2017, his first feature, Angel By Thursday, is currently in the 2021 festival circuit and has been well received thus far winning the FORD AUSTIN Best 1st Time Feature Director Award at Bare Bones International Film Festival in Oklahoma, a Bronze Remi at WorldFest-Houston, and chosen as an Official Selection for the Sunscreen Film Festival in Florida. In addition, Jeff’s latest screenplay No Ordinary Christmas became a Quarter-Finalist in this year’s Stage 32 Annual Feature Drama Screenwriting Contest. At his age, days are precious so there is zero chance of slowing down.