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A female, character driven, suspense drama written and directed by Monique Carmona.

Forgive Me is a moody, dark, suspense drama, that takes us on emotional ride, reflecting themes of forgiveness, preservation and the harrowing impact of the choices we make and ultimately asking... what would you do?

Monique Carmona Writer/Director/Producer

Award-winning actress and writer, Monique Carmona, has recently produced her second well recieved staged play, Food, Sex and Consequence, co-stared and written for the Telly Award winning, Front Seat Chronicles, and has been featured in MovieMakerMagazine (online) as an up and coming director for her work in the dark comedy, One Step Forward Two Steps Back. With tutelage under the legendary writer and show runner, David Milch, a deep desire to tell compelling, complex stories, and a team of talented filmmakers Monique, plans to direct and co-star in Forgive Me, set for production in the new year.

Luke Scheutzle Producer

A full-time independent filmmaker and producer, Luke Schuetzle has produced award-winning shorts, including his latest 2013 production, Paper People, accepted to the prestigious Palm Springs International Film Festival. Luke’s first feature, the Sci-Fi Action film, Dust of War, just recently world premiered at the famous 2013 San Diego Comic Con. Having already garnered international sales, DOW is gearing up to sign its first major Domestic distribution deal this month. In addition, with production company VMI Worldwide, Luke is currently working on the WWI war feature, Red Trench, which is slated for production this spring. His eye for great story and exciting characters drew him immediately to Forgive Me, which he is eager to take from pre to post, through to a successful festival, run with hopes of domestic and international distribution.

Andrew Becker Producer

Working with Beloved Victory Productions in the Inland Empire, Andrew functions as a producer and 1st AD for pre-production and on-set productions and has been producing films for over five years. As a freelance filmmaker, Andrew has recently finished co-producing Under and Above. Along with Forgive Me he is collaborating on multiple projects in 2014 and looks forward to making things happen where ever he can.

Melanie Recker Associate Producer

Melanie is a producer/actress hailing from Canada and raised in Nebraska. As a producer, she is currently in post-production with the 35mm short, You Are in Bedford, Man and in pre-production with the web series, Loch Ness. She is also producing the feature, Simple Kind of Man, which is currently undergoing casting by Danielle Aufiero and Amber Horn. As an actress, she can also soon be seen on Redbox, headlining the feature, Fields of the Dead.

Peter Wigand Director of Photography

Peter was born and raised in Graz, Austria. He graduated from Colorado Film School with 8 awards for his work, including two cinematography awards out of five nominations for best cinematography. Today he works as a cinematographer in Colorado and across the country and just recently finished his first feature as director of photography on Dust of War. In addition to being a cinematographer, he is an accomplished musician and composer.

Hannah Pierce Props Master/PA

Hannah Pierce is a visual artist and production designer from Fort Lauderdale, FL. She recently moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career that integrates her love of art and her love of filmmaking. She specializes in drawing, painting, photography, set decoration, and properties. She is best known for her work in Our Rhineland (2011) and Portage (2011).

Julie White Make up/Hair

With experience in film, tv, print, music video, and two cosmetology licenses under her belt, Julie continually integrates her passion for make-up , hair, special effects and a genuine love of storytelling into each project she takes on. A graduate of Full Sail and Joe Balasco, Julie White's education in film, entertainment business and special effects makeup makes her a perfect fit for the Forgive Me team.

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When it comes to fulfillment, every project has potential obstacles, from production delays to permits to collaborator mishaps. In all filmmaking endeavors many things arise which is why adapting is key. Whether it's re-scheduling, recasting or tweaking the script to fit a new change that has arisen, we are ready for the challenge and committed to making magic happen.

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