Natasha Blasick plays Sonia, the troubled woman who mysteriously observes seemingly unrelated situations. Relying heavily on reactions, the role challenged Blasick to tell the story with a minimum of dialogue. Says Blasick, "My biggest challenge was to embody the angelic quality of Sonia from the original Crime And Punishment yet infuse an edge for modern times. The original was an altruist. The Sonia in Notes actually makes stronger choices for her life."
Director Sumin had each cast member write lengthy character biographies and held extensive rehearsals before the first scene was lensed. The intensive, immersive shooting experience forged a tale stronger than it's individual parts.
Marbella, Spain is a city known for its opulence, tourism jet setting denizens and cultural sophistication. The festival was started by the New World Trust, a non-profit organization. It supports artists financially through start-up capital and by helping with business concerns such as marketing, finding agents and finding means of distribution.
Notes From The New World has already been declared Winner of the XIII International Festival Of Detective Films Moscow 2011 and won Best Script at the Corinth International Film Festival in December 2011.