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VICTORIANA - still #1


East Coast Premiere

Director: Jadrien Steele

United States, 2013, 94 min

Shooting Format:DVCPro HD

Festival Year:2014

Category:Narrative Feature

WINNER: Grand Chameleon Award and Best Narrative Feature

Cast:Marguerite French, Jadrien Steele, Sean Dugan, Joan Porter, Jennifer McPherson and Corey Stoll

Crew:Producers: Akiva Potok, Jadrien Steele, Lee Steele - Screenwriters: Jadrien Steele - Cinematographer: Naje Lattaillade - Composer: Jago Thorne


When Sophie Becker convinces her husband Tim, a struggling author, to invest her inheritance in a Victorian townhouse in Brooklyn, what begins as a classic American dream turns into a Dostoyevskian nightmare. After Sophie is involved in a fatal accident, the couple is faced with financial ruin, and must make a fateful decision that not only attracts the attention of the police, but also reveals long-hidden truths about themselves and their marriage. "Victoriana" is a story of thwarted dreams, morally compromised decisions, and the dire price that they ultimately extract.


About the director

Jadrien Steele is an award-winning director, author and actor. VICTORIANA, his first feature film, recently won the New Visions Award at the Cinequest Film Festival where the film made its world premiere. His short films WINTER FUGUE (2009), JUST MAKE BELIEVE (2007), and SILENT MERCURY (2001) have screened and won prizes throughout the United States in film festivals including Sundance, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Cleveland, and Brooklyn. Jadrien has also written two novels: THE MARKET (Hyperion, 2008) and THE TAKER (Hyperion, 2006). Jadrien began his career in entertainment at the age of five months as an actor on the soap opera RYAN'S HOPE. His other acting credits include the Emmy Award winning film adaptation of THE SECRET GARDEN, THE MOSQUITO COAST, NINE: THE MUSICAL, and STRANGE INTERLUDE. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.

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Jadrien Steele's filmography


Director Jadrien Steele will be available for Q&A after the screening.

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