Introducing Jodea (2021)

Jodea (Chloe Traicos, who wrote this film; she grew up in Zimbabwe and had to leave the country after making the documentary A Stranger in my Homeland due to how critical it was against leader Robert Mugabe) is a struggling actress who can’t seem to catch a break until she rear-ends the car of Zac Kawalski (Jeff Coppage), a movie director dealing with his past drug addiction and a famous wife (Yadira Pascault Orozco) who doesn’t want anything to do with her husband or his new movie.

Zac thinks his movie can be a blockbuster if he can get action hero Ethan Burns (Kayd Currier) in the lead. As for the female role, he thinks an unknown can handle it. That’s when fate places Jodea in his life and he makes a bet with his agent. If he can get Jodea ready for the role in thirty days, he’ll get Ethan to be in the movie.

Director Jon Cohen’s take on My Fair Lady may not break any new ground, but it’s a well told movie that doesn’t need big stars or special effects to be enjoyable.

Introducing Jodea will be released in theaters on June 4.

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