Joe’s agoraphobia has gotten worse since Trish left him. He spends his day inside his apartment staring out at a wall of lit windows. Joe feels like one of them – anonymous. Memories both happy and bitter flood his thoughts without warning. He tries to blur his memory of Trish at first with prescribed antidepressants and then by attempting to lose himself in a haze of marijuana smoke and bad TV. When he tries to go outside, sudden and debilitating panic attacks make his isolation more severe. In the midst of these attacks he has dark visions. The faceless shadows of his past take shape in his imagination. He invents a strange world inside a horror screenplay. Joe writes about a killer without a face chasing a beautiful woman through the woods. He sits down to write every day but never saves a draft. Each time he is interrupted or distracted. His mother, Rebecca, and his best friend, Miller, try to lure Joe out of his box. One day Joe meets Alice, a mysterious girl in an online chat room who flirts and teases him. Unwittingly she forces him to face his biggest fears—his inability to leave his apartment, his haunted past and his present addictions. This is a story of hope in the face of judgment. It’s an honest look at relationships between men and women, loss, flirtation, fantasy, and love.
Damian Calvo is the Writer, Director, DP, and Editor of Independently Blue, a feature length dramatic narrative. Raised in Queens, New York, Calvo attended the School of Visual Arts where he studied film production. He was given the opportunity to work in the editing rooms of major motion pictures produced by Imagine Entertainment and Universal Pictures. With the advent of digital filmmaking he focused on directing his own works as well as photographing other independents. He photographed and edited The Devil in 16 mm a post apocalyptic version of the Guy de Maupassant story. The Devil was an official selection of the Chicago Underground Film Festival. He directed a documentary The Clementine that follows the journey of a Spanish Clementine from Spain to the US. He also directed the short film Blow Away based on Hemingway’s story “The Three Day Blow.” Blow Away won the audience award at the legendary Pioneer Theatre in the East Village. Recently, he photographed the short film, Forever… read more