The Book of Judith
Directed by Don Sano
“A horrific secret shared by two young girls leads one of them down a tragic path as she seeks a solution based upon a misconception of belief.
This film examines the unintended consequences that any belief can have on both individuals and society when not fortified with wisdom and benevolence. The main character, Judith, represents a generic microcosm for any type of belief which paints everything as pure black or white; a world devoid of the colors and complexities which characterize a life of normality and imperfection.
The film’s central theme explores the transformative, almost blinding nature of belief itself; in that given the right circumstances; such as misconceptions or a lack of understanding and perspective’s belief is capable of transforming even someone innocent into a primal force of darkness.”
Don Sano is a first-time director who left a promising career as an Aerospace Program Manager to pursue his dream of telling stories through film.
The central theme of his short film, “The Book of Judith”, explores the transformative power and almost blinding nature of belief. A theme which is quite apropos given the fact that his journey as a new filmmaker affected and influenced him in ways that he could never have foreseen.
He views filmmaking as a conduit which can transform an artist’s voice and passion into dreams which can be shared directly with others and touch them in ways like no other medium can.