Claire was enjoying the French nightlife when word of a downtown shooting hit local news.
She was in town to visit her daughter, Tess, who was studying abroad — the same daughter whose whereabouts were currently unknown.
Her phone calls went unanswered. Tess’ home was empty.
Alone in a foreign land where she didn’t speak the language or know the surroundings, Claire’s panic mounted.
She reached out to her ex-husband for help, and together they retraced Tess’ footprints, online and on the street.
It led to one place – the heart of the city, where the downtown shooting had escalated to a hostage situation.
In the dark of the night, this mother’s wild hope was a beacon of light.
‘Friday Night’ is part of the Lexus Short Films channel that aims to support and nurture a new generation of emerging filmmakers. Check out the full channel here.