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 has been told about the crime is false, and everyone she interviews is lying. The circumstances surrounding Stephanie’s death become more and more mysterious and contradictory. As the filmmaker struggles for the truth through her interviews, she comes to realize that she may have played a strange part in what happened to her friend. This subtle drama, shot in a documentary style, features Melissa Leo (2009 Academy Award Best Actress Nominee for FROZEN RIVER), Janis DeLucia Allen and an ensemble cast.
STEPHANIE'S IMAGE is the directorial debut for Janis DeLucia Allen. She is also an actor and voice over artist who has worked extensively on stage and in film. She played leading roles in the feature films COFFEE AND LANGUAGE and GAMBLING. In 2007, she directed the stage play SEX AND IMAGINING in San Francisco. With Coffee and Language Productions, she has edited, produced, or executive produced, five films including the documentary MEETING WITH CHEKHOV (Official Selection Ashland Independent Film Festival), which she also narrates.