“Days of Daisy” has its world premiere at Dances with Films indie festival on June 14th at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles and after that can be purchased through VOD.
It may appear to you initially as one of those “chick flicks” and as it concludes a film in the “warm and fuzzy” genre. But in between and throughout is some serious acting with nary a weak link. And the force of evil is social media obsessed teen Sadie (Sadie Fontenot) a bundle of sweet meanness up there with “Damien the Omen”. Behind Fontenot Daisy’s mother Camille (Cathie Choppin) is the mother from hell. Shout out to casting here by Lisa Marie Dupree and Jonnie Stapleton.
The film could have easily gone down the tubes had it not been for solid acting throughout. Daisy (Jency Griffin Hogan) and Jack Palmer (Bryan Langlitz) have some real magic between them.
Daisy is a school librarian approaching 40 and realizes her biological click is ticking in terms of giving birth and boyfriend Steven is not setting the clock as he admits children are a no go for him so Daisy says adieu and makes acquaintance with photographer Jack Palmer and the relationship stumbles along. Daisy enlists Jack to help her transition from librarian to art teacher and between them they inspire the class to put on an art show to showcase their talents and raise funds for art supplies.
The ending is warm and fuzzy and even Sadie and Camille prove their decency as human beings. So summing up there is something for everyone in the film. If this is indie filmmaking it shines here.
Filmed in Baton Rouge and Shreveport Louisiana. I can feel the warm breezes from the Gulf! You can see the trailer here https://vimeo.com/708723662
Directed by Alexander Jeffery.