|Along with the short “Jen, 28” streaming now, join us for a 30-minute discussion between “Jen, 28” star and story creator Jessica Sharples and actor and producer Annarosa Mudd (“TAPE”) tomorrow on 4/15 at 8 PM EST.|
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Executive produced and written by: Jessica Sharples
Directed By: Iyin Landre
Starring: Jessica Sharples, Bobby Slaski
Synopsis: Jen, 28 explores the more common forms of date rape and sexual assault. The two characters, Jen and Adam, stumble into Adam’s apartment after their perfect first date. They play a flirtatious dance with each other, share beautiful moments and truly connect. Once they make their way over to Adam’s couch, their intimacy goes to the next level. They start having sex, consensually, but then Jen asks if they can stop. Adam ignores her request and continues having sex with her, non-consensually. Jen is shocked by this and questions whether what she just experienced was truly rape or just a miscommunication. Adam suggests they walk to get a slice of pizza and during this walk, Jen confronts him about what he did. They start fighting and Adam denies that he raped her. The film ends with Adam revealing the reason behind his action.
|ABOUT JESSICA SHARPLESJessica Sharples is a Los Angeles based actor, writer, and filmmaker. During her years at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, she studied The Method at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. She has appeared on “Law & Order: SVU,” several commercials (Buick, Evite.com, Marriott Hotels, etc.), and multiple independent films. Jessica had her writing debut at Theatre for the New City in NYC for her one-act play: Across the Bar. She is the writer, executive producer and star of “Jen, 28” – which shines a light on the misinterpreted “gray area” of date rape and sexual assault. She has won Best Actress for her “Jen, 28” performance from the Montreal Independent Film Festival and Rome International Movie Awards, as well as the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Indie Short Fest.|
|ABOUT THE MODERATOR|
Annarosa Mudd is a producing partner for Full Moon Films, a New York-based production company helmed by award-winning director/writer/producer Deborah Kampmeier. She made her feature film debut in Kampmeier’s “Tape,” which premiered at the Female Eye Film Festival in March 2020, and is now streaming. Annarosa is producing future projects “Pilgrim’s Wilderness,” “Dirt Rhapsody,” and an untitled biopic with Kampmeier. She holds a BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch.