STEPHANIE’S IMAGE - a Coffee & Language Production

What does a photograph mean if the image is a lie?


A documentary filmmaker (Janis DeLucia Allen) investigates the murder of a former model (Melissa Leo, 2011 Academy Award / Golden Globe Winner) and finds that everything she’s been told about her death is false. This subtle and mysterious drama features an ensemble cast.

Directed by Janis DeLucia Allen
Written by JP Allen
A Coffee and Language Film

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A feature film with Melissa Leo, Janis DeLucia Allen, JP Allen, Darren Bridgett, Chris Butler, Sally Clawson, Richard Conti, Yvonne Fisher, Warren David Keith, Mara Luthane, Leontyne Mbele-Mbong, Chris Pflueger and Douglas Rowe.  Director of Photography, KC Smith.  Studio photography of Melissa Leo by Jan Stürmann.  With music by Michael Slattery and SHOULDERS, additional scoring by John Dole.


  • Milan International Film Festival Awards
    received three nominations from the Milan International Film Festival Awards, Melissa Leo for Best Actress, Janis DeLucia Allen for Best Editing, and was also under consideration for Best Feature Film.
  • Ojai-Ventura International Film Festival,
    Official Selection
  • Charlotte Film Festival
    Official Selection
  • Washougal International Film Festival
    Official Selection
    (Audience Award, Best Feature)
  • Method Fest Independent Film Festival
    Official Selection
  • Lighthouse International Film Festival
    Official Selection
  • NewFilmmakers LA Screening Series
    Official Selection

STEPHANIE’S IMAGE premiered at the Landmar Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco as a kick-off to the Vanguard Cinema distribution release.

“Well worth the journey for this subtle and unconventional drama delivers a thought provoking ending that is certain to stir discussion among filmgoers.”

  • FILM NEWS AND VIEWS, See complete review
  • READ  interview with JP Allen on  24700 (Cal Arts)
  • READ  SFWEEKLY Article

Melissa Leo won a 2011 Best Supporting Actress Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award, for her performance in THE FIGHTER.  She won a 2009 Independent Spirit Award as Best Actress in FROZEN RIVER and also won Breakthrough Actor of the Year at the IFP Gotham Awards.