Christian Online Film Festival Award Winner


Title: Group


Creator: Jackie Goldston


Genre: Mini-film


Run Time: 9:39


Description: In a group therapy session, Maxine helps the reflective and thoughtful Richard begin to share his difficulty working through the loss of his father. Some in the group are silent, while others are unsympathetic and even callous telling Richard to 'get over it.' The professional, middle-aged Maxine, however, lends her listening ear and thoughtful responses as she systematically shepherds the various members of the group. As a result, other members begin to shallowly share their grief over their own losses. As the weight of these burdens mount, Richard forces Maxine to face her own grief and loss. In an unusual turn, a startling revelation is made: Maxine leads her group into a jarring reality. You've never felt so alone as you do in group.  This awesome film makes you think about how short life is, and how important it is to spend time with family and friends while they are here.  It also shows that the pain we experience in life can be helped if we don’t keep it all bottled up inside, but reach out to family and friends and let them know how hard it is.  


COLFF Awards: Best Mini-Film, Best Cast, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Actress Supporting, Best Message, Inspire Award, Best Villian


Other Awards: TBD



Jackie Goldston (Executive Producer, Key Cast – Maxine)

Cory D. Shoemake (Executive Producer, Key Cast – Richard)

AJ Parker (Director, Producer, Editor)

Chris Goldston (Writer)

Mark Dowdy (Music and sound mixing)

Karen Beyer (Key Cast – Rose)

Jeremy Madden (Key Cast – Nathan)

Alexandra Goldston (Key Cast – Young Woman)

Rusty Anderson (Camera)

Jon Nix (Sound Engineer)

Erika Parker (Production Assistant)

TJ Johns (Key Grip)

Keith Benjamin (Grip)

Graham Dowdy (Additional Music Scoring)

SAG-AFTRA (Special Thanks)


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