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Story Behind the Scene: For Ellen

Director So Yong Kim and star Paul Dano describe a pivotal scene depicting the relationship between a father and a daughter in the drama “For Ellen,” now playing in theaters and on VOD.

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Aspiring rock star Joby Taylor (Paul Dano, There Will Be Blood, Little Miss Sunshine) has wanted nothing more than to “make it,” having flirted with fame but never crossed over into true success. In the midst of a low period in his life, he agrees to sign divorce papers with his estranged wife (Margarita Levieva: “Revenge,” “How To Make It In America”) in order to see money from the sale of their home, only to discover that by signing the papers, he will forfeit all custody of his six-year-old daughter, Ellen (newcomer Shaylena Mandigo).

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