When her father dies, Sole (17), is forced to move across the country to live with her overbearing grandmother, Irene. Sole, desperate and eager to return to New York to continue her life plans, numbs her pain and conflicting emotions with food. An educational art grant becomes the solution to all her problems and she recruits her grandmother's rebellious teenage neighbors, Jasmine and Guedado, to help her create an application that will get her life back on track.
However, best laid plans often go awry and Sole's escape is complicated by Irene’s emotional demands, Jasmine’s cutting, and her own bingeing. When Irene discovers Sole’s plans, things quickly unravel and Sole retreats to the bliss of drugs and her newfound friendships. She develops and navigates feelings for Guedado and pressures herself to fit what she imagines is his type. This leads her to diet and, without the comfort of food, she continues to lose her footing.
Sole must ultimately come to terms with her history and her present if she is ever to move forward into her future. Through her relationships with Irene, Jasmine, and Guedado she is forced to come to terms with what she really needs, whether it was part of her plan or not.
A co-production with Morgan's Mark, Solace will premiere at the 2018 Los Angeles Film Festival on September 23rd at 2PM. Get your tickets here.