Inspired by a true story,
THE CHOICE is a short film about Tracy and tells the story of their Grandmother, Mrs. "Ruth" Wilson, who is trapped between loving the sinner and hating the sin so she turns to her Priest for guidance.


Tagline:  "Either love or hate, but it can't be both."


Official Trailer:  THE CHOICE



Lucy McMichael    as Mrs. Ruth Wilson

Alessandro Colla  as Priest/Father


- Special thanks to SAG-AFTRA




Stephen Barnett           Writer/Producer/Director

Tym Moss                      Associate Producer

RJ Magee                      Casting

Rebecca Akdeniz         SAG-AFTRA Representative

Shannon Foreshee       Assistant Director
Andrew Abballe            Director of Photography
David S Anthony II       Gaffer & Clapper
Michael Ruffo               Sound Recordist
Hort Tyloma                  Still-Photographer
Vivian Vassar                Wardrobe
Amanda Durante          Hair & Makeup

Ajay Emmery-Norris    COVID-19 CPL SUPVR
DiliaA                             Nurse Practitioner

SameDay Health           COVID-19 Lab Testing, NYC

Jerry Christman            Craft Service

Christopher Still            Location Manager

Berta Penstenth            Post-Production

Aaron Dai                      Music Score


- Fiscally Sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)


- Awarded a NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) Art Fund Grant through Staten Island Arts (SIArts)


- In honor, in dedication, and in memoriam:  Roberta Francis Roberge Barnett

THANK YOU to those who gifted a fiscally sponsored tax-deductible donation through this orange NYFA link:  
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