soul food of the purest variety. the closest i’ve ever felt a film come to capturing the essence of memory. certain things stand out in your mind while others are much vaguer and more liquid, and the way one moment flows into another is often left completely up to chance and tangential relation rather than chronological order. the way the film maps out such specific childhood images to create one cohesive journey through a person’s life is just unbelievable to me.…
my narrative film submission for CET film production in prague at FAMU. click here to watch the film on youtube
written, directed, produced and edited by me.
director of photography: jacob sarver
1st ac: caleb martin
2nd ac: kai whiteside
choreography: hannah hubbard
production design: claire cohen
assistant production design: samantha katz
sound mixer: kaelyn rosenberg
boom op: zach scott
1st ad: jenivee bevan
script supervisor: miles dinou
production assistant: kaitlyn hannan
grip: tim houlahan
special thanks to chandler vaughan, vanessa…
here’s the thing. i don’t disagree with a single statement the film is trying to make. watching this opened my eyes to many of the specific hoops that people like daniel have to jump through in order to get the help they need, aspects of the film that i can only assume are based on factual information — the asinine procedures that fundamentally misunderstand and often deliberately neglect the needs of the lower class, the current of the endless loop…
i was not prepared for this. within the first half hour or so i thought i was ready to dive into a whole write up on why this film is essentially a less creative carbon copy of inside out, but it turned out to be just the slice of existential cake i needed in my life. i’m 19 years old and i’m at a point where i find myself hell bent on searching for my purpose, the thing, propelled by…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
ruben is a perfectly flawed protagonist. this is both the result of good writing with clear character motivation and a good actor that can wholly embody the role at hand. this film has both of those things.
by getting the cochlear implant he kind of enters an expensive, irreversible purgatory for which he never fully acknowledges his distaste. but you can clearly tell in his eyes and body language that there’s a large part of him that wishes he’d never…