Best Screenplay (Amsterdam Film Festival) Best Director (Int. Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema, Nice)
Best Director (NYC Indie Film Awards) Best Director (Int. Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema, Berlin) Best Director (Hollywood Film Competition) Best Director (Pasadena Int. Film Festival)
Written & Directed by
Julia Butler & Daniel Mentz
Slipaway is a spiritual journey of compassion, redemption and unconditional friendship between two solitary souls at opposite ends of life. Despite the unlikely odds, they rescue each other from tormented pasts and set free their ultimate calling.
Neglected by her family, Fall, a high-spirited elder with kind intentions but extreme measures, encounters little companionship in this turbulent world. When she comes across Adam, a young and hopeless street musician selling his keyboard, she buys it on a whim under the pretense of wanting to learn piano. Suspicious and wary, Adam agrees to teach her and quickly finds himself trapped in a sailboat with one audacious lady.
With time, a genuine friendship develops between the two unlikely souls, yet before Adam can explore his new faith in life, his criminal past resurfaces and threatens to destroy everything. Meanwhile, an irreparable secret Fall has been hiding begins to unravel.
When Fall's family gets involved, the two friends struggle to protect each other as their world collapses, leaving Adam with his unfulfilled promise to Fall, a promise as controversial as it is human.