Gloria Barbieri, Juljana Aljai
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A series of unforeseen accidents collide with a seemingly happy young couple and their dog, revealing devastating lies, betrayals and their true selves.
I’ve always been astonished by human hypocrisy, those daily lies that generate catastrophes.
What fascinates me the most is the concept of “untold”. In the stories I love it’s not what characters tell each other, but the things they omit to work as narrative driving force. It is precisely the untold that makes us suffer forcing us to keep on watching.
I’ve written the screenplay in order to make the movie feasible with the least possible resources: two locations, two actors, a very tiny crew formed by experienced professionals in the main creative roles and very young assistants, giving them the opportunity to make those first steps in the world of cinema which are so often denied. In doing so, we managed to keep the budget low, at the same time creating a professional product capable of taking on a satisfying distribution journey.
We have chosen a tiny, maneuverable camera (BMPCC4K) in order to shoot in narrow spaces, which successfully communicate the oppression of everyday life. It is then noticeable a consistent use of handheld shots, a technique chosen to communicate the sense of restlessness, caused by a life full of lies.
The result is a drama with a touch of black humor which I hope will make people think about themselves, their human relationships and maybe reflect on those little distractions caused by new technologies which sometimes can lead to disastrous consequences.