We must always stand up to the worst in our species. Always! The Oversteegen sisters, 13 and 16 years old, joined the Dutch Resistance, luring Nazis into the forest to kill them. What does it take to transform two ordinary sisters into the courageous women they became to confront evil? It is a story worth telling in today’s political climate.
We are proud to have Coco de Bruycker, who has won multiple awards in Germany, play Truer, the young sister with the biggest arch in the film. She is a disabled actress extraodinaire. I actually developed more of the story line for her and discovered the T4 euthanasia program, that was started by Hitler. It was the precursor to the camps. I also discovered lost music.
So many composers and musicians were murdered or had to flee to safety during Hitlers reign. Some of the beautiful music composed, once thought lost forever has been discovered and performed. Even with the hatred and monstrous slaying of people, ideas and art, beauty’s light may be dimmed but not entirely snuffed out. I was moved beyond explaination while listening to countless pieces of the “forbidden music” that was composed over 80 years ago. I knew I needed original music, inspired by forbidden music to score my short film. It is also my hope that in the future I will be able to afford to make a CD of all the full lenght pieces of music created for the film. Raul Ferrando, a symphony director in Glendale California and Michael Campagna, graciously offered their talent for my project. There music takes my breath away.
As a women, seeing examples and giving examples of strong women standing up against injustice is tantamount to me. We need more not less of this.
Directed by Tim Clifton (USA)