An Angel Whispers



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Available on 10/10/2020 10am
Ben Jacobs, a cynical and emotionally distraught reporter, heads to a small town in the American South, seeking to uncover the real story of a so-called miracle. Rumor has it, that during a hurricane over a decade ago, the people of this small town witnessed something that can only be described as a supernatural event. Ben finds townspeople eager to impart their story and the mysterious truth that changed their town, and their lives, forevermore. Despite the vigor with which they share their story, the question remains, will Ben believe? In order to do so, he'll be forced to reluctantly accept his profound role in a story that's only just begun.

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Director Biography - Ben Allison

Born in St Jozefziekenhuis, Belgium, Ben moved to Sussex, England, when he was 2 years old. He attended Christ's Hospital secondary school before moving to the United States in 2007 to play Division 1 College Basketball at Davidson College, NC.

Ben worked for Ekstasy Films in Soho London before establishing himself as a narrative and commercial filmmaker in the United States.

Ben currently lives in Cornelius, North Carolina with his wife, Cait and two dogs, Hank and Grizzly.

Director Statement

Shot in Davidson, NC, 'An Angel Whispers' was a community production; the passion of the project fueling everyone involved. No one got paid, any donations we raised for the film went to gear rentals, costumes and food for our hungry cast and crew. Locations were donated, restaurants offered food, the town supported our filming, and our friends and family showed up as extras. From start to finish 'An Angel Whispers' was a production of love and care, weaving in all aspects of our community.

Considering this period of uncertainty and sadness we're all going through, this is the type of story we all need right now. Stories about hope, inspiration, and the power of community help lift our collective spirits.

Perhaps it's kismet that brings us to a place where we are now sharing this film virtually, in homes, in lieu of theaters and community gatherings. Even though we are apart, it's the likes of movies, music and art that keep us connected. 'An Angel Whispers' is very much about evoking a sense of belonging, love, and togetherness.

It started with an award winning short script from Jeremy Storey. He has also completed a feature length version which has received myriad positive evaluations, a 7/10 avg. on the Blacklist and has won numerous accolades already.

Thus, it's our sincere hope to continue to expand on this incredible film and share an extended narrative with the rest of the world. It's our belief that this short film - and how audiences will respond - will demonstrate there's a large audience out there who want to see the bigger story.

From myself, and everyone involved in 'An Angel Whispers', we sincerely thank you for considering our labor of love for your festival.


Ben Allison


Directed by Ben Allison

Written by Jeremy Storey

Produced by Ben Allison

Cast Thomas Strickland
Brickland Carter
Skeeta Jenkins
Jessica Farmer
Emma Waycaster
Beth Felice
Kevin O'Connor

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