Two sisters separated by grief and resentment must learn to live with each other after their mother dies of cancer and in their conflict, they help each other realize their dreams.
A Song for Emily is an independent feature film currently in development. The film has a faith-based, family driven message and is scheduled to begin production in Nashville in 2024.
Karen, a widowed mother of two, has cancer and only a short time to live. She wants desperately to spend that time with her two daughters, Emily, 16, and Riley, 22.
Emily is the perfect daughter, always by her mother’s side, taking care of her emotional and physical needs. She quit years of ballet training to take on a full time job to help pay for medical bills.
Riley is rebellious and selfish and ran away from home to pursue a music career in Nashville and has not been heard from in years.
By the time Karen finally makes contact with Riley, she loses her battle with cancer. Now Riley must move back home to take care of her younger sister.
But Emily hates Riley for walking out on them, leaving her to care for her mother alone and causing her to give up on her own dreams of ballet.
After years of being used and feeling alone in Nashville, Riley decides to move home and hopes to salvage the relationship with her sister. She is determined to do all she can to earn Emily’s acceptance.
Sparks fly in this emotional drama as two estranged sisters struggle to learn that forgiveness is the only thing that can make them a family again.