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About the film

When Marla receives a call that her Aunt Helen is ill and cannot tend to her mail store, Marla decides to take a break from her redundant city life and head to the small town of North Lake to help her Aunt Helen. There, she meets Jesse Collins. After dating for a while, Marla begins to recognize Jesse's playboy reputation. Coupled with the interference of vindictive mean girl Cora, whom is an ex-girlfriend of Jesse's, Marla puts a permanent hold on things. Jesse then tries to convince Marla that she's wrong about him and he only has good intentions towards her, so he throws out a desperate plea by giving her references of his ex-girlfriends to try and clear his name. Marla now finds herself playing detective to find out the real Jesse. It is this unique plea that takes the story into a twist of emotional ups downs... and a second guessing of intentions by all involved. After all is done, this town with no strangers will be changed forever.
  • Cast

    • CoraJoanna Ke
    • JesseMichael Jason Allen
    • MarlaLaney Smith
    • ShaneSeth Gandrud
    • Aunt HelenLaura Durant
    • TiffBrenna Sakas-Heater
    • AprilChristina Rae Stewart
    • DanyelleDeena Trudy
    • GwenNoelle Wheeler

    Directed by Michael Jason Allen

    • MICHAEL JASON ALLEN HAS WRITTEN, PRODUCED, DIRECTED, & STARRED IN 6 FEATURE FILMS UNDER THE HE SAID SHE SAID PRODUCTIONS BANNER SINCE 2008.
    • ALLEN'S FILMS HAVE RECEIVED POSITIVE REVIEWS FROM RENOWNED INDIE AND MAJOR FILM CRITICS AS WELL AS PROMINENT MEDIA OUTLETS INCLUDING USA TODAY, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL NEWS SITE, AND ARIZONA REPUBLIC.
    • "AN IDLE MIND IS THE DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND" (set in 1960) ON VHX: WWW.ANIDLEMINDISTHEDEVILSPLAYGROUND.VHX.TV
    • "STEALING SUNRISE" (set in 1986) ON VHX: WWW.STEALINGSUNRISE.VHX.TV
    • "STEALING SUNRISE 2: MALIBU TRAIL" (set in 1995) ON VHX: WWW.STEALINGSUNRISE.VHX.TV
    • "THE COLDEST KISS" (set in 1938-47) ON VHX: WWW.THECOLDESTKISS.VHX.TV
    • "HELLO, ARE YOU THERE?" (set in 1989 & earlier) COMING TO VHX: WWW.REFERENCES.VHX.TV