Stripped from the headlines (from a few years ago), Jay Holben and Alana de Freitas’ Before The Dawn is a story of forbidden love between teacher and student. De Freitas plays high school teacher Lila Kendy, who moved to a new town to start a new life as the new high school teacher after her recent divorce. Also new to the school is the handsome, bad-boy student Jason (Jared Scott), who is there to get him out of a bad situation, so he doesn’t end up like his hoodlum brother.
Jason is not happy at his new school and could care less about studies. Lila’s not exactly having fun either. She’s continuously dismissed by snooty, fellow teacher Shannen (Carissa Dalton), and hit on by Coach Andrew (Houston Rhines).
“…Jason shows up distraught at Lila’s home. She says it’s inappropriate for him to be there…”
As luck would have it, Jason is a student in Lila’s class. She sees potential in him, that he doesn’t see in himself, and offers to tutor him after school. He quickly accepts. The two get along well…very well.
Later that night, Andrew takes Lila on a date to a local bar…where Jason also happens to be. Jason sees the couple and gets a little jealous. Eventually, Jason shows up distraught at Lila’s home. She says it’s inappropriate for him to be there. Days later, Jason shows up and its raining. Guess what happens.
"…it all starts professional, gets a little flirty..."