By Janey DeMeo, Special to ASSIST News Service (Movie Review)
VISTA, CA (April 28, 2016) — Haunted by recurring nightmares and a traumatic childhood, art student Chloe Moray manifests her inner turmoil through some dark artwork. But she cannot identify exactly where the disturbing images come from, and begins to suspect that they relate to suppressed memories — memories that seem to link to the unresolved death of a teen girl some twelve years prior.
But everyone thinks that Chloe, played by Nathalia Ramos (Nickelodeon’s House of Anubis, ABC Family’s Switched at Birth), is simply delusional with serious mental issues. Everyone but Josh that is. He thinks there may be something more behind the visions.
Josh, played by Cody Longo (High School, Fame, Not Today, Hollywood Heights…), shrouded by his own sad memories from a personal tragedy, and struggling not to lose his faith, finds himself wanting to help Chloe. In so doing, he finds himself risking his life looking for a killer. Josh’s compassion for Chloe — his desire to walk with her through this tense drama — lead them both of towards healing.
Wildflower brings a strong message of healing and restoration. It is suspenseful with many unexpected twists that keep you guarded till the end.
However, the movie overlooks a few issues that bothered me. For one thing, Chloe, who has run away from home and is in hiding, has a different set of clothes in every scene. (I don’t see how all those outfits could possibly fit in her backpack.) There are a few other places where the details of the story seem to have been overlooked making it less credible, but overall the film is good.
Written and directed by Nicholas “Nick” DiBella, a prolific and successful screenplay writer (Runnin’ Home, Address Unknown, Chasing Bobby Jones, Kart Racer), this inspiring psychological thriller is being released worldwide this Spring.
Photo captions: 1) Scene from the movie. 2) DVD Poster. 3) Nick DiBella, director, behind the camera. 4) Cody Longo. 5) Louis and Janey DeMeo, pictured at the studios of the Holy Spirit Broadcasting Network (http://hsbn.tv), after doing an interview there.
About the writer: Janey DeMeo is founding-president of Orphans First — a Christ-centered non-profit ministry helping underprivileged children around the world. She is an author, freelance writer and Bible teacher — and has worked with husband, Louis, as a church-planter in France. Her website is: www.orphansfirst.org.
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