What it's about:It's about three siblings dealing with the death of their mother in three separate, altered states. One of them is convinced she is going to come back to life and regresses in turn, while the other staunchly opposes that idea and projects her inability to love or believe in the supernatural on a young man. The third is out wandering around in a sort of psychedelic self-imposed hypnosis to deal with his current reality.
What was your biggest challenge in developing this project? Securing the locations was a big challenge because we had to shoot on the ranch, which is sort of a vacation community and it had to be summer, but they were kind of strict about when and where we could shoot.
What would you like SXSW audiences to come away with after seeing your film? I would hope the audience would gain some perspective on the
ways in which we deal with death or how death changes us and how
computers/technology could potentially mediate all of this.
What do you have in the works? I am developing a video game that has strong eco-phenomoenology themes as well as another feature about a gay man stalking a past lover.
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