A feature film about strangers in Missoula, Montana.
“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.”
“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do.” Edward Everett Hale
The Art Institute of New York
Casting Director: Sarah Ocea
Interview Date: August 19, 2011
Shoot Dates: Late Oct & Early Nov
Location: Brooklyn and Harlem
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This is a short film about two friends that after a run in with law enforcement are seperated and changed. One friend goes to live with his Uncle who is a Minister, and he begins to develope a relationship the God. The other friend moves deeper and deeper into a life of crime and becomes bitter about his friends change and starts to lash out.
[UNCLES JAMS] 40+ (African American, Hispanic, or Multi-Ethnic male)(Supporting)
[MICHAEL] 18- 21yr old (Hispanic or Multic-Ethnic male)(Main)
[DAMIAN] 18- 21yr old (African American Male)(Supporting)
[MOM] 35-45yr old approx African American Female) (Supporting)
[AMBER] 18- 21yr old (African American Female)(Supporting)
You just never know what the person next to you is going through. There’s a woman at my gym that is always mean-mugging, I mean she never smiles, speak, just mugg you and stare, so you already know what i’m saying in my head. Today I overheard her telling a trainer how two years ago she was unknowingly walking around with a disease that caused her to have a stroke. Her body was completely paralyzed for a year and also a side of her face which is still partially paralyzed. This woman has to be a year or two younger than I, and if you were to see her you could never tell all that she has overcome and still overcoming. Here I am judging this woman due to a look on her face which cannot be helped but my reaction to her expression could be helped.
There are those of us that are so concerned with everything that is wrong in the world only seeing the glass as half empty and then you have those that only see the glass has half full fighting for the strength to just smile.
“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket- safe, dark, motionless, airless–it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.” -C.S. Lewis
I plucked my soul out of its secret place,
And held it to the mirror of my eye,
To see it like a star against the sky,
A twitching body quivering in space,
A spark of passion shining on my face.
And I explored it to determine why
This awful key to my infinity
Conspires to rob me of sweet joy and grace.
And if the sign may not be fully read,
If I can comprehend but not control,
I need not gloom my days with futile dread,
Because I see a part and not the whole.
Contemplating the strange, I’m comforted
By this narcotic thought: I know my soul.
– Claude McKay
Wow, I’m impressed I never thought President Obama had it in him. Now this is a classic!
There comes a time, a time in everyones life
Where nothin seems to go your way
Where nothing seems to turn out right
There may come a time, you just cant seem to find your place
For every door you open, seems like you get two slammed in your face
Thats when you need someone, someone that you can call.
And when all your faith is gone
Feels like you cant go on
Let it be me