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Tweetable Logline: A man with a dark past breaks parole on Halloween to go on an adventure with his eight-year old daughter.
Elevator Pitch: As Halloween begins in a suburban desert neighborhood, police round up sex offenders and lock them in the courthouse. One man, Daniel, evades parole and bicycles into town.There, he finds an eight-year old girl, and promises to take her on an adventure she'll never forget.
Writer/Director: Jean Lee (AFI Directing Workshop for Women 2014, Film Independent Director's Lab 2014, Sundance Screenwriter's Intensive 2013, Berlin International Film Festival Offical Selection)
Producer: Carolina Groppa ("The Pretty One"), Samantha Nell (Focus Features Africa First), & Melanie Ramos
Cinematography: Nevil Jackson
Editor: Nadia Fugazza ("To Die For")
About the Production: I was intrigued by an article about how sex offenders were rounded up on Halloween and locked in a courthouse in order to protect trick-or-treaters from potential abuse. "The Tortoise and His Tail" is about one such person. His name is Daniel and he is a recovering sex offender.
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