A note from Krista Barzso
-Writer / Executive Producer / Brooke
Hi there! My name is Krista Barzso, I am an actor, writer and producer in Toronto. As a creative, I am drawn to stories that bring a twist to something audiences think they already know, and I think Persistence has the potential to do just that!
Persistence is a story about what happens when romantic intentions cross over into stalking. We are seeking to explore what happens when trusts are broken but laws aren't, and just how much damage can be done to someone’s life in that space between.
This is a story that I am very passionate about telling. It is based on my own experiences dealing with this type of treatment, so I know just how isolating and terrifying it can be. It has also saddened me to hear from almost every woman that I have discussed my project with, and a few men as well, that they have had similar experiences. It is a type of behaviour that is so pervasive that it is often brushed of as being normal or “no big deal, because it happens all the time”. This is not good enough. Things need to change. Through this film I really want to shine a light on this phenomenon and get the word out there to people who are going through something similar that this behaviour is not ok, they are not overreacting, and they are not alone.
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