Corey suffers from debilitating social anxiety and believes he can only connect with the people inside his TV. So what happens when his TV gives up on him? He can no longer hide from the world he’s been trying to escape and must ultimately choose between a life of simulated connection or true belonging.
STYLE & TONE
TRUE HUMAN BELONGING IN A WORLD OF SIMULATED CONNECTIONS
Loading is a surrealist dark comedy that explores the value of true human belonging in a world of simulated connections.
What is an experience if not shared? An existence without connection?
Like Corey, many of us are dying of loneliness in a sea of hyper-connectedness. Every day, we walk around with the gnawing sensation of having had and lost some infinite thing. And so, we escape.
We upload a selfie on Instagram. We crack open another beer at the party. We escape through another human being.
Or, if you’re Corey, you might escape through binge-watching your favorite TV show, Galactic Wars.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. We are not machines. Technology doesn't have to rid us of our humanity. And this is exactly why we're making Loading.
We are a crew of intensely passionate student filmmakers now making our transition into independent film. To say we’re dedicated is an understatement. We are hungry. There is no job too big or menial for us to take on. We know we’ve still got a lot to prove and that is precisely what drives us.
For two years we have collaborated together, paying our dues and making art that says something. Every short, every documentary and every project we’ve made has led us to this point of taking off our training wheels off and finally doing it on our own. And we couldn't be more prepared.
All we need is your support to get us to the finish line.
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Risks and challenges
An obstacle we are facing is shooting for three days in a single room. We aren’t strangers to working in confined spaces for long periods of time, however, we must be vigilant in our efforts to create and sustain dynamic visual interest for the entirety of the short.
Our strategy to tackle this consists of: hours of rehearsal and deliberate blocking; crafting an evolving lens plot that manipulates perspective of space; as well as channeling time and money into production design and set building.
- (19 days)