PATRICK LIVES ON
To the outside world, Mary, John, and their daughter Annie seem like a happy family. But within the walls of their home, it is far from happy. As the mother and child struggle to find their voices they realize that no one should live in fear.
No matter how perfect things might seem in public, every home has issues and baggage. As children, we watch, listen, and learn from our parents. We absorb our environment and take the good and the bad with us into our adult lives. We often recreate our
childhood environment for our own children, even when we don't want to!
It is not easy, but it IS possible to break these cycles. We all DO have a voice and it should be heard.
We OWE this to our children.
"As an actor, there's no greater challenge or reward than being able to use storytelling to spread awareness for some of the darkest areas of the human condition and some of the most resilient; in this case, domestic violence. There was such a strange juxtaposition during shooting, where I was playing a character who had zero support or advocacy in her world, while being surrounded by this artistic family with which I felt a deeply profound sense of fellowship and encouragement in my world. My hope is that this film will help other victims like Mary feel seen and heard, and connect them to a supportive and loving community that will come alongside them as they journey out of their darkness."
~ Kara Kilmer
"Coming on board as a Producer for "The Follower" was an easy choice for me to make. Director Patricia Frontain and I had worked together for several years on network television shows. Her vision for using media as a way to both empower women and bring attention to those who suffer loss or need building up is plainly clear. It's in her DNA. Supporting her as she takes stories and turns them into powerful advocacy pieces is a simple and, I hope, useful choice. I'm thrilled to help here and excited to see what is next!"
~ Will Eichler
"Working on The Follower was a no brainer for me, this was more than just a passion project, this was an opportunity to be part of something truly special. This film speaks to so many individuals who unfortunately find themselves not knowing how or if they can change their situation. The goal of this project is to send the message that hope is not lost!"
~ Jon Seda