The Premiere of this film was made at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, 2010.
Melissa awarded “Special Jury Mention” for her performance.
Jury Comments: “We would like to honor one actress with a Special Jury Mention. For her embracing and visceral performance in The Space Between, we want to recognize Melissa Leo.”
Melissa’s reaction to the honor – “I was surprised and delighted at the Tribeca Jury’s special mention of my performance in ‘The Space Between’… I love that festival and wish I had been present to hear the announcement… I am nonetheless touched by this special recognition.”
Written and Directed by Travis Fine, The Space Between is a strong character driven story that isn’t afraid to stare straight into the hearts of two very different people thrown together by tragedy.
Logline: Montine McLeod, a lonely flight attendant, and Omar Hassan, a 10 year-old Arab-American boy, are on a plane that is grounded in Amarillo, Texas on the morning of September 11th, 2001. But when Montine discovers that Omars father works in the World Trade Center, she is forced to drive the boy back home to his uncertain future in New York City.
Set against the backdrop of 9/11, Montine and Omars trip across the country becomes a journey of discovery, redemption, acceptance and ultimately hope…
Prior to this film, Melissa Leo and Travis Fine first worked together on the ABC Television Series: The Young Riders.