Today Millennium Entertainment released Trust. It is a story concerning a very timely topic internet predators who attack young people. It stars Clive Owen, Catherine Keener, and introducing Liana Liberato as the young victim. The director of the movie is not a stranger to entertainment , but is a relative novice to directing, David Schwimmer. Schwimmer takes his acting expertise to convey to the viewers the turmoil that Owen’s character goes through in his personal and professional life following his daughter’s attack. The movie is based on true events collected from Schwimmer’s encounters with victims of sexual assault. David is on the board of the Santa Monica Rape Foundation and has heard many stories from such victims.
The history of Trust started with David working with Andy Bellini and Robert Festinger to write the script for the movie. Schwimmer took the ideas and translated to his own play that premiered at Lookingglass Theatre last spring. Before the premiere, Schwimmer was directing the movie that was shot in Chicago and Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan. As well as writing the play , David shared the directing duties with co-ensemble member Heidi Stillman. Trust premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and the Chicago International Film Festival and opened in theatres April 1.
As an actor and someone who has a film and television background from college, I thought that the movie and play touched something in me . It brings something out in anyone, especially for those who have been sexual victims. Some have criticized Schwimmer for taking on something as controversial as this for a newer director, but I feel that he has used his training as an actor to tell this emotionally charged story. Trust is available on dvd and blu ray and will coming to Netflix and Redbox soon.