Indieflix is known for bringing you the best in indie film from all over, and that continues with the release of the gritty, Southern drama, Where I Begin.
A decade after a tragic event, Jacob decides to return home to his small southern roots, only to find that the past is not really the past and that people may change but they never forget. Can you ever really go home?
Ten years after leaving his small southern town following a tragic event, Jacob decides that returning home might help him find the closure he's sought after for years. In a decaying town that time has forgotten, the past is never really the past and rumors and truth tend to blur together. The sad, unforgotten consequences of that one fateful night have forever altered their community and those he left behind. Haddy, who has spent her life in the shadows and whispers of her father's sins, is the only one brave enough to reach out to him. When Jacob returns, his mother Connie, best friend Tyler, and the girl he tragically left in his wake, Kristen, find themselves intertwined once again. His unexpected homecoming causes them all to face old ghosts, whether they're willing to or not. For Haddy, their lives act as a mirror to her own buried needs. She must face up to the reality that the small town she once loved may not be her future while Jacob searches for his way home again.
The rest of the cast, including Alex Walters, Candice Michelle Barley, T. Lynn Mikeska, Elizabeth Connelly, Johnny McPhail, and Bo Keister all bring solid acting chops to the table as well, turning in powerful characters that tell the story perfectly.
Melanie Lynn Addington (writer/producer) and Thomas L. Phillips (director) tell a gritty and painful tale that will leave people talking, and guessing. Meanwhile, cinematographer John Wee captures the rural Mississippi landscape and delivers beautiful shots through the camera. Lastly, the soundtrack, featuring several haunting songs from the late Robert Earl Reed, completes the tone for the film.