My dear friend Steven Bernstein’s feature-length directorial debut “Decoding Annie Parker” starring Maggie Grace and Helen Hunt is finally finished and about to go out to the world. Here is the trailer.
“Decoding Annie Parker,” is a feature film based on the real lives of two remarkable women.
Releasing Date : Spring 2013
It is the story of Anne Parker, a sharp-witted, funny and irrepressible young woman who watches her mother, then sister, fall victim to breast cancer. When, later, she herself is diagnosed with the disease, she is resolved to fight back against immeasurable odds. The film is also the story of Mary-Claire King, the geneticist whose discovery of the BRCA1 gene and its link to breast cancer forever changed the understanding of human disease. Hers is considered one of the most important scientific discoveries of the 20th century.
These two women are separated by thousands of miles, by circumstance, background and education, and yet, as told in the film, their two lives gradually intertwine until a final, singular and life changing reckoning.
Friends, I had an opportunity to work with Steven on a Hollywood film “One Night with the King” starring John Noble, Omar Sharif, John Rhys-Davies, Peter O’toole and many other talented actors. This film was entirely shot in India with Steven as the Director of Photography. A humble soul and a brilliant technician, he’s the reason, I quit smoking. We also share the same birth dates 🙂
Enjoy the trailer and spread the word.
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44 thoughts on “Decoding Annie Parker”
Looks great. Congratulations to your friend. And what a wonderful cast of actors. Are you a screenwriter? An actor?
Thank you Carrie. Executive/Line producer.
This trailer shows humour, compassion, frustration and most importantly love. What an honour it must be to be associated with Steven, who chose this story to make his debut. Best of luck.
I’m glad you liked. Absolute honor. He is an awesome guy full of warmth and compassion. I’m sure he’s done justice to the film. He shot “Monster” in case you’ve seen.
Wow! Have I ever. For the record, I thought that Christina Ricci’s character was the worse monster.
Oh yes! She did a terrific job in supporting cast.
Inspirational… Just like really good art should be!
ha i like it when helen hunt’s characters do what they do
This is a must see for everyone! There is so many levels to this story, but no one can understand it as well as those who sit in a doctors office. I cried just viewing the trailer! To have the courage to go against all conventional thinking and wisdom, to be considered ridiculous to think there may be a different way to view a problem is what I call courage. Your friend is brilliant – as are you!
Clanmother, Your comprehensive understanding of the subject this film intends to highlight is remarkable. Your foresight and experience has always given many of us the much needed support and encouragement. You are my guardian angel.
That looks like a pretty powerful movie. Thanks for sharing it.
Hey David, I’m glad you liked the trailer. Cheers!
Nice Work… It looks interesting and lot to learn from it…
Looks like a great film – cool cast too. Congratulations, Steven. Why is he the reason you quit smoking?
In retrospect, he wasn’t just making me understand “The Evils of Smoking” with folded hands. He was initiating me, make me realize to live in awareness, experience the magic.
Congratulations to your friend for such a triumph! He must be an amazing man to choose this story . . . about this tremendous struggle for so many women . . . as his first directing project. Plus, you gotta love that Helen Hunt! 🙂
Thank you Anita! Yes. I’m sure the collaboration of both with bring magic on screen. 🙂
This is a must, will see it, what a story and the cast ;). did not know about the smokingyour temple is your body and you are taking care of it good for you 😉
Right. These were his words. You get the drift
This is a movie that I would love to see. The story and cast are amazing. Determination and courage are 2 words that are powerful!Thank you for sharing this.
Thank you Judy!
“Quitting smoking is very easy… I did it hundreds of time” do you want to say this?
Quitting smoking is very easy. I left it, never touched again.
Thank you Sir!
Great trailer. Congratulations.
And congratulations for you too, on your work and on quitting smoking. I’m a smoker, I can imagine it was not easy. Well done. 🙂
It takes a good soul to accept and I believe, you are. Take it easy. You’ll quit when the time comes 🙂
Fantastic title, and excellent content of a movie. Great stuff.
Didn’t know you were “this way inclined” (creative, creator). Very cool! 🙂
Movie making is on hold as of now. It should nudge me soon though. Perhaps the next level is to go Indie like you have on Vimeo.
looks a great film arjun, breast cancer ,man, I knew a person who lived opposite us in our street, good guy and all but when he’s wife found out she had breast cancer, he just up and left him,,,as men we have a lot to learn………………………..what part of India are you from? I spent a ot time in Tamil Nadu at Arunachala that sort of thing…cheers
That’s a sad story. Men are a strange breed.
I live in Mumbai and places you’ve spent a lot of time are pending on my list.
My plan to travel south of India during rains in my car never materializes and east is next.
nice talking to you, yeah i stayed in vesova beach? men are strange that’s for sure!
That’s bang on where I live. Versova beach road.
ha. when i was there, they had a general strike i think it was the time of the Ayodha thing!
yeah, bad time, was there much trouble where you were cause i kept moving
Yup. I later went on to work on a film “Black Friday” based on the riots and the serial bomb blast that followed in March’ 93
I’m so glad you stopped by and like my post today. This looks to be an important and really great movie. I’ll be watching for it.
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Good to see you!