Official Selection of IdyllWild CinemaFest
Caine Learning Center
Tuesday January 5, 2016
Friday January 8, 2016
NOMINATED FOR A 2014 PRISM AWARD!
The Entertainment Industries Council has nominated CLEAVER'S DESTINY for a PRISM Award.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has selected
CLEAVER'S DESTINY for Honorable Mention recognition at the 2014 Voice Awards.
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Amy is convinced that her father is still out there somewhere, and she's determined to find him.
A Look Behind the Scenes
Joe di Gennaro, Director of Photography, gets a close-up shot.
Meet Karl Lentini
Director, Writer, and Actor in Cleaver's Destiny, Karl brings many talents to this great film.
Cleaver's Destiny screened at the annual conference of the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI California) at Newport Beach on August 1, 2014. NAMI informs, educates, and supports people with mental illness. Visit namica.org for more information.
About the Director
Karl started making films at age fourteen with his Dad’s super-8 Elmo camera. After graduating from Boston University’s film school, Karl moved to Los Angeles, where he crewed on various projects in film and TV. He's been fortunate to watch certain luminaries at work, such as Sir Richard Attenborough, Billy Crystal, and David Zucker.
Amy Cleaver grew up thinking her father was dead. At least that’s what her mother, Norma, always told her. On her eighteenth birthday, Amy receives a box of her dad’s possessions. In the box she finds old photos of her dad in military uniform, realizing that he was a veteran of the first Gulf War. Amy contacts the Department of Veteran Affairs in the hopes of locating his grave. She discovers that he isn’t buried in any cemetery, which can only mean one thing...he’s alive. With the help of her dad's old army buddy, she discovers that her father is homeless and has no memory of her. Amy tries to re-connect with her old man in the hopes of reviving his memory.