Vasha Narace’s short film, One In, won the Dutch Golden Stone Award for Best Short Fiction in 2016.
This film will have its Caribbean premiere at the T&T Film Festival which runs until September 26.
One In, a 15-minute short which addresses a sensitive social issue, portrays the poignant and dynamic relationship of an 11-year-old girl and her parents who take in their recently orphaned teenage nephew.
Narace wrote and directed the film as well as the music video and title song One In Deep sung by Amber Patiño, the lead actress.
“The subject matter was hard for the cast. In the beginning we couldn’t get through a reading without someone crying,” Narace said. “So I decided to have them pretend that the film was about something else completely just so we could make it through and still have some fun. I didn’t want these kids going home feeling sad or depressed. I actually had a therapist on set for a day in case anyone needed her.