Columbia Film Festival

The Four Walls of Charlotte Moreland

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Based on a true story, The Four Walls of Charlotte Moreland takes you on a journey into the gaslighting and confusion of life post abusive relationship. In the aftermath Charlotte is agoraphobic. Panic and depression overwhelm her as she can't remember the girl she once was and is now redefined by lies and by the messages of her abuser. There is hope, and Charlotte emerges as a stronger version of herself through small but significant moments, and the kindness of people who have not given up on her. Healing is possible and contrary to popular belief it takes time. This film intends to illuminate the long, arduous healing process, have an impact in terms of the perception of healing, create a discussion, and engender empathy around this subject. We are hoping to be the voice for those who are too afraid to speak up.

Director Biography - Joe Benedetto, Alison Stover

Joe Benedetto’s past credits as a writer, director, and producer include the feature film “A Guy Named Rick” and the short film “Hide the Sausage,” the latter of which was acquired for distribution by ShortsTV.

He also produced the thriller “Slapface,” directed by Jeremiah Kipp and starring August Maturo (“The Nun”), Dan Hedaya (“Clueless,” “The Usual Suspects”) and Libe Barer (“Sneaky Pete”), which won the Audience Award at Cinequest in April 2021, and will be released by Shudder in 2022.

Alison Stover has worked as an actor for 20 years. She has appeared in numerous TV shows as well as numerous independent films. Notable credits include "Law and Order:CI", "Louie," "Skipping Stones," "Infiltrate," "Deadpool" (TV Series) "My Little Demon" (winner best actress award). She has recently stepped into the role of director, writer, and producer, has created a production company and has produced her first film. Her mission with creating art and with film is to engender more empathy in the world and to tell stories that help people better understand each other.

Director Statement

Alison has always strived to create more empathy through her work. She wrote this film after a five year healing journey from an abusive relationship. She saw this as an opportunity to create more awareness around this subject and be a voice for survivors. We are truly hoping to make an impact with this film and create sensitivity surrounding this topic.

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  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Joe Benedetto, Alison Stover
  • Screenwriter
    Joe Benedetto, Alison Stover
  • Producer
    Alison Stover, Cecilio Davis, Rissa Davis, Joe Benedetto
  • Cast
    Alison Stover, Jane Dashow, Bettina Bilger