Director: Vince Eisenson
Run Time: 7 mins 25 sec
Screening Block: DELMARVA 2
Date/Time: FRI JUN 19 1:00PM & 8:00PM
Ticket Price: DAY PASS/ALL FESTIVAL PASS
Short, DelMarVa, Drama
Description: A jaded alcoholic has his worldview challenged by an unexpected act.
Director Commentary: This film was based on a real experience our screenwriter (Al Julian) had while leading group therapy sessions several years ago. The project went through a few iterations, and my involvement changed at different steps along the way. Eventually, I realized I had become attached to the characters, the story, the atmosphere, and the central questions to such a degree that I needed to direct the piece. This wasn’t an easy decision, especially since I had signed on to act in it. I guess sometimes you just have to go all in.
The story for me was always about a simple question: what does it take for people to really change? A lot of these characters are locked in – mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually. They have decided what life has to offer and aren’t interested in looking beyond their current views. I’m sure we all know people like that – or believe we do. Perhaps we feel that way ourselves. Hopefully this short will provide some answers we hadn’t considered. Or maybe it will just raise the right questions.