An old woman’s voice recalls a terrible event from her distant past: on a summer night in 1996, five teenage girls meet in a suburban house, absent of parental supervision. To pass the time, they begin to tell morbid stories of the world outside, trying to best one another in a grim competition. As the night becomes darker and their play becomes more serious, their world of fiction is consumed by reality in this feverish Decameron-in-miniature.
Graham Swon (co-producer on Ted Fendt’s SHORT STAY, CLASSICAL PERIOD, Matías Piñeiro’s HERMIA & HELENA, and Ricky D’Ambrose’s NOTES ON AN APPEARANCE) drew inspiration from ancient Greek theatre and cultural impact and form of radio for his affecting award-winning directorial debut. THE WORLD IS FULL OF SECRETS has screened at BAMcinemaFEST, Indie Memphis, Sarasota Film Festival and the Champs-Élysées Film Festival in Paris.
The film stars Ayla Guttman, Alexa Shae Niziak, Dennise Gregory, Violet Piper and Elena Burger. Swon wrote and produced the film, which is co-produced by Lio Sigerson and Bart Cortright, who also acted as cinematographer.