Local Filmmaker Series:
What We've Become
Join us at the Stray Cat Film Center Wednesday, September 25th to continue our local filmmaker series. Join us for the screening and be sure to stay for the Q&A afterwards.
This month we will be screening Jennifer Nelson's "What We've Become."
When her mother suffers a heart attack, successful New York writer Stephanie Golden sets aside her job and fiancé to return to her hometown in Kansas. There she finds a family in turmoil and her younger sister Monica sinking into the dark world of drug addiction.
As Monica spirals out of control, Stephanie seeks the help of former classmate and recovering addict Billy. Stephanie struggles to confront Monica about her addiction while dealing with her unexpected feelings for her old friend.
Though her hometown is haunted with painful memories, Stephanie must find the courage to save her sister no matter the cost.
Meet the Filmmaker:
Jennifer Nelson grew up in Lawrence, but moved to New York City at 19 to pursue acting. After many years studying with some of the best acting coaches and performing in commercials and off-off Broadway plays, she turned her sights to directing, studying at New York Film Academy, NYU, and the School of Visual Arts. “What We’ve Become” is Jennifer’s first screenplay and she knew she had to film it here in Kansas. It was shot exclusively in Lawrence with many wonderful locals actors. She is proud to bring it back to Kansas City where it made its world premiere back in 2016 at The Kansas City Film Festival.