• Director

    Emma Grosklos

  • Country, Year, Length

    United States, 2023, 16:27

  • Category

    Narrative Short

  • Format


  • Festival Year


Film Screening & Ticket Information

When & Where to See this Film!

INTO THE LIGHT: 6 films about trying to be understood.

April 19, 2024 @ 2:00PM • MoMI Redstone


9 months after her assault, Jane attends a therapy session. By opening up about the long term mental and emotional repercussions this event has had on her, she learns to face her trauma in order to heal.


Emma Grosklos, Director
Emma Grosklos, Writer
Lauren Brooks, Writer
Kendall Mullenhour, Producer
Ruah Uhlman, Key Cast, “Jane”
Kathy A. Bates, Key Cast, “Dr. Anderson”
Amy Schon, Director of Photography
Tessa Smith, Editor

Director Statement

When I first began to create Power, I wanted to portray the effects of sexual assault in a different light than what is usually seen in media. Instead of a graphic retelling of a subject matter that is already widely understood, I wanted to focus on the person, their emotions, and the mental repercussions an event like this creates. Assault can be mentally exhaustive, causing contrasting feelings of anger, confusion, self-hatred, and even loneliness. Power is a portrayal of the journey through these emotions, and the often non-linear path to acceptance and growth. We hope to depict this story in a relatable, meaningful, and memorable way to our audience.

Director Biography

Emma Grosklos is a recent BFA graduate from Cleveland State University’s School of Film and Media Arts in Cleveland, Ohio.

Her filmmaking focuses heavily on the stories of young women, and the challenges, experiences, and growth that come along with carrying that identity.