Illegal Rose is a short film starring Jasmine Guy as a disengaged nurse who accidentally kidnaps a 9-year-old ICE Detention Center runaway played by Lucca Rodriguez-Pedraza. Written and directed by Deborah Riley Draper, the film explores respect, decency and kindness through the eyes of two people of different generations, ages, races and legal status, as they navigate their choices and the consequences. The story reminds us that we are all human and no human being is illegal.
Deborah Riley Draper
Deborah Riley Draper and Caroline Slaughter
Deborah Riley Draper and Davene Ziegler
executive PRODUCED BY
Russell M. Williamson, Sr., Elaine M. Brown, Toni T. Ellis, Laurie Evans, James Hutchinson, Dretona Maddox, Rachel Mathews, Cheryl Polote-Williamson, Carla Tyson, Nina White-Hodge, Michael A. Draper
COSTUME DESIGN BY
Jasmine Guy, Lucca Rodriguez-Pedraza, Natalie Lymor, John Giorgio
"In the film, Illegal Rose, director, Deborah Riley Draper removes the divisive rhetoric and enters the perspective of an African American woman from the South into the conversation."
THE HOLLYWOOD TIMES