by Mark Jackson
USA 2011, 87 min, HD
Loss. Isolation. Ambiguity. Can you trust your own senses?
On a remote wooded island, a young woman becomes caretaker to an elderly man in a vegetative state. She has no cell signal, no Internet. Forced to meet the needs of a man who cannot respond, Joslyn vacillates between finding solace in his company and feeling fear and suspicion towards him. As the monotony of her daily routine starts to unravel, boundaries collapse and Joslyn struggles with sexuality, guilt and loss.
Cast & Crew
Joslyn Jensen, Ron Carrier, Darren Lenz, Bob Sentinella, Piper Weiss, Brooke Bundy, Jodi Long, Kristine Haruna Lee
Production: Right On Red Films
World Premiere: Slamdance IFF 2011
International Premiere: Locarno IFF 2011
Best Film, Best Actress (Joslyn Jensen) - Brasilia IFF 2012,
Audi Someone to Watch Award - Independent Spirit Awards 2012,
Best Actress (Joslyn Jensen) - Marrakesh IFF 2011,
Best Actress (Joslyn Jensen) - Mar del Plata IFF 2011,
Best Director - Thessaloniki IFF 2011,
Best Narrative Feature - IndieMemphis IFF 2011,
Gotham Awards Nomination 2011,
Best Cinematography, Wouter Barendrecht Pioneering Vision Award - Hamptons IFF 2011,
Best Narrative Feature - Sidewalk Moving Pictures Festival 2011,
Special Jury Prize - Atlanta IFF 2011,
Grand Jury Award for Independent Vision - Sarasota IFF 2011,
Special Jury Prize - Florida IFF 2011
Special Jury Prize - Slamdance IFF 2011
Mark Clark Jackson was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. He graduated with a degree in literature from the University of California and went on to study cinematography at Rome's Cinecittà Studios. Without (2011) is his first film.