Filmmaker Chase Joliet is tackling complex themes in his feature directorial debut, Grapefruit. Among them: divorce, addiction, recovery, and starting over. Joliet also penned the indie film and stars alongside wife Stephanie Barkley and BAFTA Award winner Rosanna Arquette. Grapefruit centers on Joliet’s character, Travis Williams, who, following a devastating divorce, is forced to move into his childhood home with his eccentric, newly sober mother, Evelyn (portrayed by Arquette). While attending an AA meeting with Evelyn, Travis meets the wildly alive Billie (Stephanie Barkley). Against his mother’s wishes (who says Billie is “just bad news”), he develops a friendship with her, pushing everyone to look beyond their shortcomings and accept each other for who they are and where they’ve been.
Read More A trailer for Chase Joliet’s indie Grapefruit, starring Rosanna Arquette, has been unveiled.