VIOLET follows “Violet Morton,” a 32 year-old film executive who is living her life listening to this "Voice," resulting in fear-based decisions. She has made these decisions to avoid potential “worst-case scenarios” in her romantic life, her family life, and her professional life, and they have taken her away from who she really is. She has grown accustomed to this, to not being quite “herself,” and sees nothing amiss, until a friend’s comment makes her realize that The Voice has been lying to her. Her entire life.

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Justine Bateman




Director: Justine Bateman
Executive Producer: Cassian Elwes, Jay Paul, Matt Lituchy, Rob Rubano, Jonathan Schurgin, Anders Liljeblad
Producer: Justine Bateman, Michael D Jones, Larry Hummel, Matt Paul
Screenwriter: Justine Bateman
Cinematographer: Mark Williams
Editor: Jay Friedkin
Production Designer: Fernanda Guerrero
Sound Designer: Nathan Ruyle
Music: VUM
Principal Cast: Olivia Munn, Luke Bracey, Justin Theroux, Bonnie Bedelia, Zach Gordon, Erica Ash, Rob Benedict, Dennis Boutsikaris, Todd Stashwick, Laura San Giacomo


Publicity Contact
Sunshine Sachs (Lauren Kelcher Stevenson)
Sales Agent
Cassian Elwes (Elevated: and Nick Ogiony (CAA)
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2019
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Drama
Screening Section: Narrative Feature Competition
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 92 mins