Feature Length Documentary
Co-Directors: Scott Calonico and Jeff Radice
Produced by: Scott Calonico, Jeff Radice and Jeffrey Brown
Andy did not know his father, Werner Stiller, until German Reunification. An East German spy, Werner abandoned Andy as an infant, and defected to the West. When Werner mysteriously dies, Andy must sort through his father’s legacy in contemplation of explaining her grandfather to his new baby girl.
Betrayal (under the name The Spy Who Left Me) was selected both for the ARCHIDOC program run by French national film school La Femis as well as the EDN: Lisbon Docs Pitch in 2016. Because of time constraints, we decided to develop the project through the ARCHIDOC program which ran from Fall 2016 - Spring 2017. During this period, project support was provided by Creative Skillset UK as well as Creative Scotland.
In 2017, The Spy Who Left Me advanced to the second round of project selections at the IDFA Forum but ultimately was not selected for the final round. In 2018, the project was selected for inclusion in the EURODOC 2018 Documentary Producers workshop with funding support by the Scottish Documentary Institute.
In 2018, Producer/Director Jeffrey J. Radice joined the team. Under the new title of Betrayal, we again made the first cut for inclusion at the IDFA Forum Pitch but were not selected for the final round.
In 2019, the project was selected the Barcelona Docs pitch, but because of financial constraints, the producers were not able to attend.
Scott Calonico and co-director Jeff Radice have been producing films together for a number of years, starting with The King and Dick (Sundance 2003) all the way up through Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sudden Birth* (*but were afraid to ask) (Sundance 2019). In 2014, Jeff premiered his feature debut “No No: A Dockumentary” at the Sundance Film Festival where it went on to be purchased for broadcast by both Netflix and Showtime. Jeffrey Brown is an accomplished producer of documentary films both in Europe and the United States.
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