The Ilyanica Trilogy tells the story of two friends, Ilyana and Erica, who met as college students studying in Berlin in 2005 when they are 20. Ilyana offers a last souvenir to Erica on the final day of their study abroad year, sparking a discussion of values and identity with their futures on the line. They meet up again ten years later in Austin, Texas in a drained out pool where Erica seeks to win Ilyana’s renewed companionship by showing her a film she made of an important incident in their lives. Finally, they meet in their 40s in an abandoned prison in Poland where Ilyana has become involved with a group of radicals occupying the site where the U.S. tortured people in the 2000s.
Written and Directed by Scott Cobb. All cinematography by Colemar Nichols.
“Ex Patria” stars Shelby Graham as Ilyana and Rebecca Karpovsky as Erica.
“The There” stars Venus Monique as Ilyana and Teresa May Nichta as Erica.
“Ilyanica” stars Circe Sturm as Ilyana and Cynthia Fray as Erica.
The There, starring Teresa May Nichta and Venus Monique is an Official Selection to the 22nd Annual San Antonio Film Festival. We play at 3pm, Friday, July 29, 2016 – at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. See the festival schedule.
The San Antonio Film Festival will span seven days from July 25-31. Films will be screened at several locations throughout downtown San Antonio. The main screening location is the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. The seven-day cinema event will celebrate selected independent short and feature length films from around the globe.
“We had over 1,000 entrees from the film industry who wanted a slot in our festival. There is two rounds, so the films are seen by several judges around the country through an online submission process”, Executive Director of SAFILM Adam Rocha told La Prensa.