Elsa Letterseed

Theatrical Release: September 21, 2004
DVD Release: October 20, 2004
Elsa Letterseed


This film is a drama/comedy about a child star violin prodigy, who loses her gift and then as an adult must overcome her past to find purpose in her future. The story includes ecumenical themes, subtext and symbolism and classic elements of story meant to engage and amuse the audience.

Dove Review

Keep an eye on two people involved in this film: first of all, the lady who wears the triple hats of writer, producer and director: Sarah C. Kreutz, who produced and directed a good looking film despite her shoestring budget. This film won a Top Remi Award at the Houston International Film Festival. Secondly, young actress Garian Grewe, who plays a very lovely and ethereal kind of character. The audience will sympathize with this girl who has known her share of tragedies despite her youth. Elsa Letterseed has lost her prodigy gift of playing the violin, and also the millions of dollars she was worth, due to her parents pilfering her funds. She is forced to work in a deli with two snobs which she can’t stand. Her hopes of finding any trust fund monies or any available cash is soon squashed. She teeters on the brink of suicide but can’t quite go through with it. The mature themes of the film cause us to recommend it for ages twelve and above. Yet this film is without sex and language and drugs. How many of those are around? The suspenseful story leads the viewer down some surprising paths but Director Kreutz weaves the story in a way which kept me watching, wondering how it was going to conclude and how Elsa would fare in the end. There are a lot of subplots and various themes in this film which the critical eye will catch. The ending of this movie is satisfying. We award this film four doves!

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: Elsa contemplates suicide. She puts a gun to her mouth and then stops and vomits. However, a train crossing the tracks near by shakes the house and the gun falls, goes off, and an innocent girl is struck and killed.
Drugs: None
Nudity: Cleavage
Other: Elsa considers suicide more than once. Elsa almost purposely slices her fingers off in a meat slicer. A fortune teller tells fortunes for money and her predictions come true. And she shoplifts. Elsa has in vitro-fertilization done to carry a man's child, to replace the daughter he lost by her gun. However, the man uses someone else's seed and plans to sell the baby on the black market.


Company: Endeavor Productions
Director: Sarah C. Kreutz
Producer: Sarah C. Kreutz
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 103 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Chloe Condon, Mary Daffin, Arthur P. Farrell, Garian Grewe
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter