Stephanie's Image

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Stephanie's Image
Stephanie's Image FilmPoster.jpeg
Stephanie's Image poster
Directed by Janis DeLucia Allen
Produced by Coffee and Language Productions
Written by JP Allen
Starring Melissa Leo
Music by Michael Slattery and SHOULDERS
Cinematography KC Smith
Edited by Janis DeLucia Allen
Distributed by Vanguard Cinema
Release date
  • February 25, 2009 (2009-02-25) (NewFilmmakers Los Angeles)
Running time
72 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Stephanie's Image is a 2009 American drama film directed by Janis DeLucia Allen, written by JP Allen and featuring Melissa Leo in the title role.[1]


A former model, Stephanie, is found murdered in her San Francisco apartment. Her boyfriend, Richard, whose body is also found at the scene, apparently killed her and then committed suicide. A photographer who worked closely with Stephanie decides to make a documentary about her life, a kind of memorial. She interviews those people closest to Stephanie, but she soon discovers that almost everything she’s been told about the crime is false, and everyone she interviews is lying. The circumstances surrounding Stephanie’s death become more and more contradictory and as the filmmaker struggles to find the truth she also realizes she may have played a frightening part in what happened to her friend.

Festivals and awards[edit]

Festivals - Official Selection

  • NewFilmmakers, Los Angeles - February, 2009
  • Method Fest Independent Film Festival - March, 2009
  • Milan International Film Festival, Italy - May, 2009
  • Lighthouse International Film Festival - June, 2009
  • Washougal International Film Festival - August, 2009
  • Charlotte Film Festival - September, 2009
  • Ojai-Ventura International Film Festival - November, 2009


  • Milan International Film Festival 2009 - Best Feature Film
  • Milan International Film Festival 2009 - Best Actress, Melissa Leo
  • Milan International Film Festival 2009 - Best Editor, Janis Delucia Allen


  • Washougal International Film Festival, 2009 - Audience Award, Best Feature film


Stephanie's Image premiered at the Method Fest Independent Film Festival in March 2009 and played at several US festivals. It also received multiple nominations at the 2009 Milan International Film Festival Awards including consideration for Best Feature Film. The film had a very limited theatrical release on February 15, 2010.[2] It was released on DVD by Vanguard Cinema on February 23, 2010.


  1. ^ Stephanie's Image Official Website at Coffee and Language Productions
  2. ^ "Missing Beauty" SF Weekly, February 3, 2010.

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