Alabaster

Adopted from the published poetry of Will Reyes, this project was created to maximize mental health awareness and decimate the associated stigmas on an international level. The script is an adaptation of poems from "Lost In Life's Ocean" by Will Reyes, wove... read more

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Genres: Animation, Experimental, Short

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Director: Dan Ramm

Submitted By: Dan Rahaim

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Adopted from the published poetry of Will Reyes, this project was created to maximize mental health awareness and decimate the associated stigmas on an international level.

The script is an adaptation of poems from "Lost In Life's Ocean" by Will Reyes, woven into a four intersecting storylines. It is 8 minutes and 20 seconds--because we wanted experiencing the film to correspond directly, in real-time, to the 500-second journey of fresh sunlight escaping the surface of the sun and making its way millions of miles across the universe to us. So that by the end of the film, the audience will have been provided with a brand new generation of light to guide their way out of darkness and ignite a flame in their hearts.
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Director's Biography

Dan wrote his college submission essay about how he spent his entire childhood making Hi-8 analog-edited movies-- in a scheme to be rejected. That way his parents would let him go to film school. It failed on both fronts.

He is in permanent beta, with a particular set of skills surpassed only by Liam Neeson. He was known for threatening, quotable, violence-invoking monologues on flip phones before it was cool. The guy won Platinum and Gold from the Hermes Creative Awards three times in 2020 for interactive storytelling, social impact, and technical craft, a Silver Muse Creative Award... yadda yadda yadda.

A certain written & verbal aptitude without the often-accompanying attitude. Probably because he's a college dropout and allergic to the rarest horse on earth. Did I mention he owes me five bucks?

Director's Statement

As my wife has struggled with depression/anxiety her whole life I wanted to make a film that shines a light on the wide spectrum of mental illness and wages war to abolish its associated stigmas. So for taking the time to pay this any attention, I am deeply grateful. Thank. You.

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