Your memories are not always what you think, they can be twisted, manipulated even forgotten all together if that’s what your brain thinks is best for you.
In Diane, the latest work from writer, director and producer Michael Mongillo (“Being Michael Madsen”, “The Wind”), we see just how memories are manipulated when a traumatic even hits us.
Steve, Jason Alan Smith (“Before I Wake”, “Meeting Evil”), is a loner, ex-army soldier with a limp, living in his childhood home left to him by his deceased parents.
On a normal day, he wakes up, heads outside to his back yard and discovers the body of Diane, Carlee Avers (“Veronica Mars (TV)”, “Hear Me Whisper”), a beautiful young, semi-naked, dead woman propped up where, he’s pretty sure, there wasn’t a semi-naked dead woman yesterday.
In a bizarre twist, Steve decides to take a picture of Diane before phoning the police, who arrive, tape off the scene and immediately suspect Steve of foul play.
Whilst the police do everything they can to pin the death on Steve, he becomes obsessed with Diane; who was this woman? Why did she die in his back yard? Who was the killer?
Constantly looking at the phone picture he took, Steve begins seeing Diane for real. She appears, telling him he made her a promise, why hasn’t he gone through with it yet? Steve tries to figure out this cryptic message from the grave.