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A short film about a mother in the aftermath of the suicide of her teenage son who drowned himself in the family pool.

The film....

Cinder Block is a BFA capstone piece for Emerson College. The first spark for Cinder Block came about almost five years ago, and now the film is finally becoming a reality. 

The film follows Lily O'Fallan. One morning her 17 year old son Zack woke up, walked outside, tied a cinder block to his ankle, and jumped into the pool, killing himself. Months later we see Lily and her husband Joe have split up, leaving Lily alone. Since the death of her only child, Lily has completely dismantled her son's bedroom. She tries her best to cope with her grief, but everything around her reminds her of her son. One day while in her son's room, Lily discovers something that causes her to seek out Zack's best friend Sam. When she is finally able to meet with Sam, the two find they each have similar fears and insecurities about what they could have and could not have done to prevent Zack from doing what he did. It is in this moment that Lily reveals a heartbreaking and disturbing secret about the morning her son died. But even with that secret, Lily finally takes a step to making peace with what happened and forgiving herself. 

This is a film not only about grief, but about the extremely human need to search for the answers to the questions that we can never know the answers too. 

What you can do to help!

Donate! Kickstarter has an all or nothing policy. That means, we have 30 days to raise $10,000. If we do not reach our goal within that time period, we get nothing and no one who donated gets charged. It is extremely easy to donate. Kickstarter easily links to your existing, secure Amazon account and charges you through them. 

There is no such thing as a donation too small. Every single dollar counts and anything you are able to give will be greatly appreciated and put to great use. 

What the money will be used for...

We are going to be shooting on the ARRI Alexa, the same camera that Martin Scorsese used to shoot his recent Oscar winning film Hugo, as well as the same camera used to shoot Drive, and the upcoming films Life of Pi (Ang Lee) and  The Avengers (Joss Whedon). This camera, along with our other equipment is going to cost us, but we are committed to making this film look as beautiful as possible. 

We also need money for 

 - Feeding our crew of 19

- Transportation

- Submitting to Festivals 

Thank you so much for taking the time to read our page and watch our video!

Music in the video composed by Tangeline Bolton - http://tangelenebolton.com/

For any additional questions, feel free to email us at cinderblockmovie@gmail.com

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