A comedic tale about the duality of man set in a trailer park needs your help with sound design and getting it into film festivals
Kyle is a drunk, and when his do-gooder doppelganger is unearthed by his son in the backyard, this disengaged trailer park family finds themselves whole again. But not if Kyle has anything to say about it.
In a permanent state of disrepair, Kyle (Tony Doupe) sits in front of his trailer all day, drinking beer, and attempting to ignore his family. His wife, Pam (Darlene Sellers) and two kids (Played by Tony Doupe's real life son Dawson Doupe and deftly adorable Carly Norton) have long since given up on him—only his teenage son continues to acknowledge his existence, but even that seems to come under threat when the family discovers a crude coffin buried in the backyard.
While Kyle is out on one of his binges, his family unearths, to their great surprise, a second version of Kyle! This "new Kyle" reveals himself to be sober, dependable, and caring—in short, superior in every way—and he quickly wins over the family's affections. The strange gets stranger when "original Kyle" arrives home from his binge and comes face-to-face with his superior doppelganger.
In the end, "A Man, Buried", is a short film about beer, the mysteries of the trailer park, and the human condition of being too lazy to give a damn.
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THE STRUGGLE BEHIND THE STORY
In short, A Man Buried is about a belligerent drunkard named Kyle, whose family has basically given up on him, and around that time finds a better version of him buried in the backyard. This “better” version of Kyle is a decent, sober guy who quickly wins over the family’s affections, and is so nice he’s even willing to extend help to the “original”, nasty Kyle, who continually refuses it, and just keeps sinking deeper and deeper into selfishness and drinking.
I think one of the interesting things about, A Man Buried is that I think it is going to be different things for different people. For one person it might be a surrealist morality play, for another, it might be a study in laziness and morbidity. Someone else might think it’s just hilarious, someone else might just think its sad. And I think it can be all those things—whatever it is for you is what it is. For me, AMB is mostly a very dark comedy about addiction recovery. As someone whose been through recovery, the story resonates that way for me, and maybe others who have experience with recovery will find that to be the case as well—or maybe not, who knows.
For me, both the old Kyle and the new Kyle are really the same person, but pre-recovery and post-recovery. And that idea really resonates for me, because being an addict is really the experience of being two people at once, even if on the outside, you look like one. In some ways, the film is asking the question: What would happen if these two people (your sick self and your sober self) could meet across the span of time… How would things shake out? And one of the ideas the film throws out there is that to do that—you might actually have to die.
Both parts of Kyle are masterfully played by award winning actor Tony Doupe from The Off Hours. He splits time on screen with himself as Old Kyle and New Kyle. Darlene Sellers play his wife Pam, a struggling mother who bears the load of caring for two children and the inept Old Kyle. The children are played by Carly Norton and, making his debut, Dawson Doupe, Tony’s talented son.
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