Finding an emotional way to reconnect before they have to say goodbye is a powerful way for a mother to remember her daughter. That’s certainly the case for the main characters of the upcoming supernatural thriller, ‘Esme, My Love.’
Terror Films is set to distribute the feature On Demand and Digital platforms globally on Friday, June 2. In honor of the drama’s release, Film Factual is premiering an exclusive clip from the project, which is titled ‘Like Silver Glass.’ The clip follows the titular character and her mother, Hannah, as they bond while spending time rowing a boat across a lake, which the latter describes as the titular silver glass.
‘Esme, My Love’ was directed by Cory Choy, who also co-wrote the script with Laura Allen. The movie stars SAG-nominated actress Audrey Grace Marshall (‘The Flight Attendant’) as the eponymous Esme. The thriller also stars Stacey Weckstein as Hannah.
In ‘Esme, My Love,’ Hannah notices the symptoms of a terminal and painful illness in her aloof daughter, Esme. So Hannah decides to take Esme on a trip to their abandoned family farm in a desperate attempt to connect before they’re forced apart.
While discussing ‘Esme, My Love,’ Choy said: “I recognize that women are underrepresented in film, both on and off screen. And while I didn’t set out with this explicit intention, I am very proud to have made a movie exploring the relationship between parent and child that stars only women (one of whom is a little girl), was co-written and co-edited by women, with cinematography by a woman, and features a score composed by women.”
Inspired by true events, the film is “rooted in a family’s history and lore,” adds Choy. “‘Esme, My Love’ explores the relationship between mother and daughter — a meditation on love, loss, family and magic.”