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If this mattress could talk.... It would share a series of sincere, relatable stories about the human condition.
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If this mattress could talk it might say: "People fell in love on me, cried on me, fought on me, slept on me, cheated on me, dreamt, drank, ate..... they all needed me."

This short film is an allegory for the deteriorating nature of the human condition and at the same time, a multigenerational commentary on the ubiquity of human experience. The mattress is the protagonist, if you will. The mattress is a symbol embodying each story and it's secrets, passions, sorrows and stains that life imprints on our souls.

The short anthropomorphize's the mattress. I plan to shoot a large portion of the film from the mattress's POV. It's a character that responds to it's surroundings. It has a visual point of view but also a philosophical perspective. It travels through the generations crossing an array of indelible characters that span from the 1970's to present day. 

The mattress is the only constant throughout the film, silently narrating the pursuit for the meaning of life, the search for gratification, the sense of wonder, the times of isolation, the cycle of life, and the inevitability of death. These stories take on a unique perspective being told primarily from the mattresses vantage point.

The mattress makes a statement about the world. We all want a place to lay our heads at night. Is there anything more comforting than getting into your own bed?

Risks and challenges

There are most definitely risks to any fillmmaking endeavor. Even with all the favors, inspiration, practical know-how and valuable time provided by our talented and experienced team we still need a bare minimum of funds to help launch this dream. We've gathered an amazing team of professionals and vendors that have jumped aboard to donate and help create movie magic but we still need your help.

With the additional funds provided by you, we actually have the best chance to pool all our resources together and tell an incredible story. A universal story. we've secured the actors, the gear, the locations, the crew and with your help the funding to green light the entire project.

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