Speak to Me is a short film about a mute boy named Simon, who creates imaginary characters in order to have an outlet of communication.
Hello Ladies and Gents!
Allow me to enlist your attention for an extravagant proposition!
Myself and a dedicated crew of excellent individuals and filmmakers banded together this year and created a short film for you!
It's called Speak to Me, and here's what it's about:
A mute 18-year-old named Simon lives in constant bereavement at the loss of those close to him, and the desires he cannot fulfill. To conquer and understand his demons, he subjects himself to bold denial of that which he wants most; friendship, a family, love, and a voice. By creating in his mind a series of imaginary characters representing his pain, he forces himself to move on from his unattainable desires, and find solace in silence.
Basically he can't talk, he's sad, lonely, and a typical sexually frustrated teenager looking for an emotional outlet. What does he choose? To play with his invisible friends and avoid his real problems.
As it happens, this fantastical tale of whimsicality, misery, and love, has already been shot to its completion. With 20 scenes, over 200 shots, 8 locations, a cast of 12, and only 5 crew members, we had 4 days to finish all of it. We exercised every available resource we had left. We spent all of our money, and now we are tired and broke.
Here's what's left: Due to our lack of computers and software to edit the film with, we need to pay for the post production of the movie, which is cheaper than buying our own stuff, but still very expensive. On top of that is the cost of advertising the film, premiering it at different venues, paying people back for gas spent on the project, and renting equipment.
For all your help you'll be rewarded with these nice gifts over here. You can see them on the right side of the screen. Aren't they fancy?
Whether or not this film is to succeed, we need your help. It cannot be done without you! The person reading this right now.
So find it in your hearts, and wallets, to help us out. We'll love you forever. Smooch.
-Tadin Brown - Writer/Director
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