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By Film Threat Staff | January 23, 2001

Dak Rasheta’s new indie feature “Persistence of Vision” may only be in post-production, but the film already lays claim to a comprehensive, freshly-updated website with the latest on “Vision”‘s progress. The story itself covers familiar ground, but with plenty of novel twists:
“Persistence of Vision” is a poignant modern day film adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s famed play “The Seagull”. It is a study of the clash between the older and younger generations as it effects two actresses and two writers. The story plays out in the picturesque surroundings of the family’s lakehouse, a place that, as tradition has it, has become their summer retreat.
Collin Trudow, an aspiring screenwriter/filmmaker, struggles to reconcile the consequences of living in his mother’s shadow, who herself is a famous Broadway actress. His girlfriend, Amber Zola, an aspiring actress, becomes Collin’s subject for an awkard short film Collin shoots on his CanonXL1. Irina, Collin’s mother, pans the short film and thus sets in action a series of events that lead to a final unexpected ending.

For more on the film, including war stories, stills, and a film-exclusive message board, check out the [ official “Persistence of Vision” site. ]

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