Short films can tell you a story without being two hours long, requiring a lot of attention, or a lot of your time. If the story is well written, crafted with passion and the attention it needs, it will offer you far more than any feature film could accomplish with its actors, dialogue, production design, and cinematography. Things we have experienced multiple times and take for granted can easily be removed and still be able to tell a vivid, heartwarming, meaningful story that might even make you shed a few tears.
We follow a couple who lost their daughter in a school shooting tragedy. At first, we see them arguing, fighting a lot, blaming each other for the loss of their child. Maybe they could avoid it somehow. Maybe they could have done something differently. The mind seems to try and find an excuse, anything to make the pain go away. But what if it’s not your fault? What if you focus on the good memories instead of the bad ones? After all, your deceased loved one would want you to be happy. Be able to recognize that grief and guilt mustn’t dwell in your head… that peering into the gloom cannot last forever.