Drama - Completed 2008

"Touched" is the dramatic depiction of one of the most fervent of human conditions - love. The story is an encompassment of the various perils and possibilities of this very sentiment which lays a precedent for forgiveness, acceptance, and transformation. Written by Mark Grasso

    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 105 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Dan NEIRA
    • Writer(s)
    • Scott MULLER, Larry KURNARSKY, Jackie WATSON
    • Producer(s)
    • Olivier ROSSMANN (LOCAMATEL, LLC), Jackie WATSON (W. Entertainment)
    • Synopsis
    • Nilsa’s mother vacillates between dotingly calling her ‘My Sunbeam’ and ‘Helpless Cripple’. At age fifteen, Nilsa really has a sunny disposition despite the fact that she is in a wheelchair. She is a sensitive, intelligent and very pretty young girl but she has become submissive and painfully shy under the manipulation and abuse of her mother. Monique has taught her daughter to be afraid of the world. She lives and works in that world and, for her, it has been a world of betrayal and disappointment. All Monique has is Nilsa and she intends to keep her.
      Next door is an older lady who has never been a biological mother. But she is a wise, compassionate and strong Black woman of abiding faith. Esther heads a magnificent gospel choir and when she leaves church the loving Spirit of a God of hope and redemption remains within her. It is inevitable that shy pretty Nilsa will touch Esther’s heart and that she will be moved to do something about the child’s situation. She will intervene in the most understanding and considerate manner imaginable but it is also inevitable that Esther will arouse the ire and violence of Monique.
      TOUCHED is the story of all of them but at the center is a transcendent, wise, and spiritual woman, Esther, and Nilsa, a girl on the verge of womanhood who has never had a date and who can not walk only because her mother had never wanted her to walk. TOUCHED is a quest for physical and emotional healing and a journey towards Spirit, forgiveness, and hope. The name implies that you can not do this by yourself.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Dec 01, 2008