Jonathan, a jazz pianist, lost his ability to play due to an injury. After sinking into a dark place, giving up on life and music, an odd journey with odd characters, might be exactly what he needs to gain new hope for life. It is a magic realism story, with a touch of noir and whimsical attitude, which sprang from the filmmaker's own personal experience with hand injury.
Writer/Director: Oded Naaman
Producers: Cristina Pascotto, Aina Seguì, Ariana Villalobos
Director of Photography: Anthony DeRose
Assistant Director: Yves Bouzaglo
About the Production:
"This is my thesis film for the Columbia University Film MFA program. It is the story of Jonathan, a jazz pianist who suffers from an ongoing stress injury in both his hands, which prevents him from playing the piano. It was inspired by my own personal experience with repetitive stress injury. Much like the character in the film I went into a dark place thinking that I can no longer be as before. That moment of complete hopelessness, thinking you have lost everything that illustrates who you are and what you do is the core emotional arc of this story." -- Oded Naaman
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