Film Critic Reviews
“A major point of fascination is the way their lives have repeatedly intersected since they were born...The theme that emerges is that of a wide gap closing to bring two paths together over and over until they converge.” - Indie Short Magazine 3/5 Stars
“While the majority of us still have to work hard, laboring away on apps to find our life partners, Joined By Fate is one of those stories that believes in fairy-tale romance...Eddie and Christina’s story is like winning the lottery.” - Alan Ng 7 out of 10 Stars
“Destined to appeal to those who can appreciate the wonder of a meaningful story well told, Joined by Fate is refreshingly devoid of distractions and instead enthusiastically embraces its heartfelt love story and invites us all in for the ride.” - Richard Propes
Joined By Fate is a documentary about my predestined true love story with my husband, Eddie, and our 22-year marriage. We started from high school sweethearts in Brooklyn, NY to a military family and now filmmakers. We wanted to share our journey and the message that love is possible even when you think all is lost. An inspiring message that can stand the test of time. Based on our memoir, The Story of Christina and I.
- Christina Sledge, Director
In this short documentary, Christina and Eddie share their predestined love story about high school love and challenges based on their memoir, The Story of Christina and I.
Led by destiny, experience the true love story of Christina and Eddie two Brooklyn high school sweethearts as they find their way back to each other.
The dichotomy of their upbringings is gripping. One was encircled by poverty, crime, sex, drugs, and alcohol. The other was raised by a tight-knit family, filled with joy and supportive mentors.
Eddie, from Flatbush and Canarsie, tries to survive in his drug and crime-ridden neighborhood, while Christina is from Crown Heights, destined for higher education and success, though she struggles to stay focused on her plan to achieve her dreams. A real-life urban fairy tale that compels you to find out how they follow fate to begin their lives together to find their happily ever after.