s t e e l

two young brothers, greyson and dex, live in a junk-ridden trailer home with their abusive father.

after greyson kills a rabbit with his father's shotgun, he is punished so severely that he begins to contemplate running away - even if that means leaving the junkyard and his little brother behind.

 written and directed by jessica adler

"STEEL is inherently about the complexity of childhood, and ultimately the end of it. It is about those moments when a child can escape into his own imagination, transforming a piece of torn cloth and an empty beer bottle into a super hero, and those moments when a child is torn out of the world of his own making. When a child's reality proves too imposing, and he is unable to retreat into the confines of his own imagination, the only option is to physically remove himself or submit to his bleak existence.

STEEL is an unflinching glimpse into the intimate lives of children growing up in broken homes, with both the knowledge of their situation and the desire to better it. This is not a story of despair, but rather of hope." 

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-Jessica Adler, Director

jury award recipient for the 20th annual Directors guild of america student film awards

jury award recipient for the 20th annual Directors guild of america student film awards

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