“Kennedy Hill”is a short film set in the late 1930s about a 17 year old girl, Grace who finds out she’s adopted. In search of her birth family she journeys away from home and ends up discovering who her true family is.
For my Master Thesis Film in the David Lynch MA in Film program, I wrote, produced and directed the short film “Kennedy Hill” which is inspired by my Grandmother (who I call Nana). She was adopted in 1925 and never knew her birth parents or if she had any siblings. Even though the film is inspired by my Nana, the story as a whole is my artistic vision on a particular time in the world where adoption was not openly spoken about. Creating a strong female lead role in this film is important to me not only as a woman but as a filmmaker to encourage girls and women to go after their own heart’s desires.