Short Film: WISH YOU WELL, 29min., USA, Drama

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Hope Oliver grows up in the suburbs of Portland where she attends high school. In her final year of school, she has endured enough bullying to send her over the deep end. Hope is a ticking time bomb. When Hope’s older sister dies unexpectedly, Hope becomes completely unhinged. Days later, Hope takes revenge on her bully, unaware of the consequences her actions may bring.

This film includes the following themes: LGBTQ, bullying, alcoholism, violence.

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Director Biography – Annelisa Waltz

Annelisa Waltz is a LGBTQ filmmaker, writer, director and actor from Portland, Oregon. She began working in the film industry in 2018 on a handful of projects. She produced her first film titled “Wish You Well” in 2021. Annelisa began writing the script in 2020, filmed through the year and is now preparing to release “Wish You Well.” This female lead and LGBTQ production has inspired a team of diverse, incredible talent and creatives to produce more work to come in the near future. Annelisa currently attends AMDA in New York City where she is studying performance arts. Her passion lies in writing, directing, acting and producing.

Director Statement

“The difference between where you are and where you want to be is what you do.”

By lgbttorontofilmfestival

Festival occurring twice a year. In Toronto in June. And in Los Angeles in September. Showcasing the best of LGBT Short Films and Screenplays from around the world.

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