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Tweetable Logline: A chamber piece revolving around two characters whose relationship is driven by manipulation and fear.
Elevator Pitch: A young woman (Joslyn Jensen) washes ashore and is taken in by a lonely, grieving old man (Paul C. Kelly). As the days advance, we learn more about the strange world they live in, which looks like ours, but is occupied with people who operate on a completely different kind of plane. Characters don’t interact the way we do; they barely speak (in fact, they don’t speak at all!), they merely suggest what they desire through gesture and physical contact.
Production Team: The film was written, directed and shot by Paul Taylor. He’s a freelance cinematographer with a bunch of different credits under his belt. It was produced by Alex Megaro and Christopher Jason Bell. The three collaborate frequently under their collective, Fuzzy Heritage Films.
About the Project: There’s an overwhelming amount of films out there, especially independent ones, that are driven by dialogue. I wanted to tell a story that could be told entirely by images and gestures. “Driftwood” is stripped down to its bare bones using the most basic of filmmaking techniques. I wanted to see something different come out of the filmmaking community. This is my way of doing that.
Current Status: post-production