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HER NAME WAS JO

HER NAME WAS JO

Drama | English | 103 minutes

Company

Wide


Cast & Crew

Director

Joe Duca

Producer

Exertion Films

Cast

Jim Constable, Mary Cate Williams, Daniel Duca


Trailer

vimeo.com/508819693


Synopsis

A Ten year old Jo spends her days along the Shenandoah River with her best friend Selma, fishing, scrapping for metal surviving. She get’s her chance when Bill, her abusive junkie stepdad, OD's on heroine. She dumps him in the river and flees when the cops come looking for answers.
Selma in tow, she steals Bill’s beat up Buick, hocks his tools and an old flatscreen for quick cash, and heads off bound for Los Angeles, in hopes of finding her biological father.
As she journeys across the country, we discover the brutal portrait of the dark side of Americana, and the resilience of childhood innocence in the face of abandonment.


Completion Year

2021


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