They say art imitates life. - 6 years ago today, we shot this experimental short film that became relevant to my own life. Just a few months after shooting, a tumor was discovered in my head (later removed) and our usual collaboration became a potential reality.
This piece derived from a workshop I was leading. It combines acting, writing, and directorial exercises. I asked the participants to imagine their lives as a complete story, as it one day will be, with a beginning, middle, and end. Within that story there were turning points, as there are in all of our stories. I asked them to pick one and tell me about. It didn’t have to be anything but true. Honest.
With their permission, I asked if I could cast each turning point, with someone other than themselves, so that the work would be written as a collective, but their personal stories would remain anonymous.
So, with no attachment to any result, a group of friends and artists got together, took a day and a half and told the truth.
Please watch the film for free in the Vimeo link above. And if it inspires you or you know someone it might, please feel inclined to share. Be kind to each other and enjoy the day.
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