I fell in love early on with the embryonic idea of Before Sunrise for two reasons:
Intention was to convey a universal message of optimism and positivity in the midst of a time of uncertainty and insecurity; and I saw it as an unprecedented challenge.Director Statement
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Julia L. RosengrenRead Full Bio
Created by Julia L. Rosengren – Until today there is no one film that has been remotely filmed from other country.
During the self-isolation brought about by a global pandemic, one woman reaches out across the world to her dearest friends to share a message of love and joy showing that distance doesn’t have to mean separation.
Before Sunrise is a ground-breaking short film; a true product of the social effects on creative life in the time of Covid 19.
Shot on a single I-phone in one location in the United States and directed remotely from Brazil by ROGERIO TAKASHI and writer HELENA RIUL, the film showcases Julia L. Rosengren as Sofia, Maria, Selena, Charlotte and herself as she plays all five parts in the story.
Filmed in Lake Palestine, East Texas, where the most beautiful sunrises inspire both imagination and a pronounced gratitude for life, Before Sunrise is a positive message for these dark moments when too many of us are separated from our family and our dearest friends. The film gives us hope and reminds us not to lose faith in the love that defines us all.
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American Golden Picture, International Film Festival
It was something I always dreamed of; to see myself in different characters. I am a very passionate person and I love the different personalities of people.americangoldenpictureiff.com
An uplifting short film
Before Sunrise is a short, twelve minute film, inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic. The film, which was born from how challenging self isolation was for many people’s mental health, shows one woman reaching out to her close friends who live far away in order to share a message of love and joy.filmdaily.co
Hope For A Happy Post-COVID World
Before Sunrise steers away from romance, but more crucially, it stays well clear of the walk-and-talk method. Because Rogerio Takashi’s Before Sunrise is a product of its time; in the era of COVID-19, walking together and talking is out of the question.indieshortsmag.com
Film Freeway – Before Sunrise
Created by Julia L. Rosengren. until today there is no one film that has been remotely filmed from other country.filmfreeway.com