Clinton, Mississippi. 1943. World War II.

Young Jesse just received his first shoe shine box. When he begins shining shoes in town, he meets the enemy face to face, but he soon learns that the enemy isn’t alway who you think it is.

COMING: November 8, 2022


A fallen leader. A revolution at a turning point. A moment of weakness.

Set in the fictional Latin American country of Chipuelta during the late Seventies, The Tear tells the tale of a revolutionary leader at a crossroads, wanting to see the revolution he had fought for his whole life come to fruition and despairing what happens when it does.

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Author | Filmmaker | Musician

Adam S. Toporek

Adam S. Toporek is a published nonfiction author who has recently turned his pen to fiction and art. He’s the author of the short story, The Tear and the upcoming stories The Enemy and The Fox.

He is the writer, director, and producer of the short film, Sexy Summer Stock, and is currently working on a Spanish language short film.

Adam is the president of El Arte Es Amor Productions and writes and speaks about overcoming artistic limitations on his blog, his Instagram, and his YouTube channel.

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