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An act of violence throws a young woman's life into disarray in this independent drama, the first feature from director [[Performer~P458919~Talia Lugacy~talialugacy]]. Maya ([[Performer~P199028~Rosario Dawson~rosariodawson]]) is a bright and ambitious college student who tries to balance a social life with her busy academic schedule. One night, Maya and some friends attend a house party largely populated by drunken frat boys. Maya is appalled by their uncouth behavior and disrespect for the female guests, and when a guy named Jared ([[Performer~P341786~Chad Faust~chadfaust]]) bluntly hits on her, she gives him a piece of her mind. While she begins to warm to him by the end of their conversation, Jared shows just how much he thinks of her opinions by brutally raping her later that night. The assault has a profound effect on Maya; her grades suffer, she turns to drugs to blunt her emotional pain, and falls into a cycle of promiscuity. Maya has come close to hitting bottom when she encounters Jared and confronts him about the toll he's taken on her life. Leading lady [[Performer~P199028~Rosario Dawson~rosariodawson]] also served as producer for Descent, which received its premiere at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:August 10, 2007

Crew

Talia Lugacy
Director
Talia Lugacy
Producer
Rosario Dawson
Producer
Brian Priest
Screenwriter
Talia Lugacy
Screenwriter
Jon Furmanski
Cinematographer
Christopher LaVasseur
Cinematographer
Stephanie Diaz-Matos
Musical Direction/Supervision
Alex Moulton
Composer (Music Score)
Frank Reynolds
Editor
Tristam Steinberg
Production Designer
Marcus Lansdell
Co-producer
John Scaccia
Co-producer
Jeff Mazzola
Co-producer
Isabel Celeste
Associate Producer
Jack Fisher
Executive Producer
Michael Almog
Executive Producer
Morris S. Levy
Executive Producer
Joe Fisher
Executive Producer
Danny Fisher
Executive Producer
Michael Califra
Executive Producer
Gary S. Gumowitz
Executive Producer
Jess Mogul
Executive Producer
Michael Bassick
Executive Producer
Amy Ritchings
Costume Designer
Eric Offin
Sound/Sound Designer
Adrienne Stern
Casting
Phil Michas
Co-Executive Producer
Natalie Moore
First Assistant Accountant
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