If you had a second chance, would you take it?
Film festival judge Zachary Wells’ handsome one-night stand turns out to be a student competing for a scholarship Zach must award. Mysteriously, Danny Reyes’ entry has the same title as Zach’s film that won the festival years before. Zach, his own career in shambles, sees Danny making the same mistakes he did. He decides to take matters into his own hands. As Zach scrambles for answers, a mysterious, chain-smoking campus tour guide counsels him: “Change the kid’s past, change your future.”
Judas Kiss is an offbeat contemporary drama on a college campus alive with magical realism — a place where you can grab a second chance at your future. Like Sliding Doors and A Christmas Carol, it offers a window into a fresh destiny.
Judas Kiss was an incredible experience all around. It was my first big job as a producer; a project by turns intimidating, illuminating and irresistible. I’d been a part of its five year development process, watching each and every three-step-forward / two-step-back hiccup, challenge and head-banging moment of despair. By the time I walked onto set my first day, I was pretty damn giddy. Within five minutes, that giddiness was replaced with stress, pain and frenzy as I was tasked with solving a major problem that threatening to bring the production to a screeching halt.
Much like an army, a film does move forward only as long as its stomach is happy, full and satisfied…