Lingers in Silence

To curb her loneliness on Christmas Day, an elderly housewife resorts to drugging her husband's tea with sedatives and engaging in a secret relationship with a camboy. However things go wrong when her husband doesn't wake up and her daughter decides to visit.

'Lingers in Silence' is a UAL short film examining loneliness and working-class British families in a psychologically twisted tragicomedy

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    Lingers in Silence

    Genre
    Film
    Seeking funding for
    Production
    Scope
    Short
    Campaign type
    Flexible Funding
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    Jay T. Grimes, Writer/Director

    Hello and thank you for visiting our campaign page! 'Lingers in Silence' is a character study of Anne, an elderly housewife whose routine life spirals into chaos after she discovers that her husband has passed away.

    I knew that my next project would explore working-class British nuclear families like my own. Besides powerhouse films such as Nil by Mouth and Bait, there are scarce examples of on screen working-class British families that aren't caricatures or stereotypes.

    Family is always something that I will eternally romanticise. The eccentricities, the history, the friendship and the feuds. A network of love, hate and pain beating through the hearts of the quirky characters who live and breathe it. At the centre of all families though is code: the gestures that are acceptable and the reactions that aren't. The cultural identity that each member abides to. What more do I have to tell than my own thumbprint, the history of people that I know and love, and the stories inherited to me?

    Though fictional, the people in my film are true to those I know and love best. Both a homage and a critique of my cultural heritage.

     

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    Story

    Lunchtime, Christmas day. Anne, an elderly housewife, is continually ignored and disregarded by her controlling husband Dennis, and middle-aged daughter Dawn; left to cook, manage and clean up after the family's festivities. However when her daughter leaves and evening passes, Anne resorts to her usual weekly routine: drugging Dennis' tea with sleeping tablets to engage in her secret- an online relationship with a young camboy. Her lust for connection is soon interrupted, however, when her husband fails to wake up, and Dawn arrives again out of the blue.

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    What does your money go towards?

    We are a small production with a lot of heart. As such, each and every crew and cast member is spending hours of time and effort without pay. Our budget goes to making our dreams come alive:

    • Transporting equipment and props
    • Hiring our locations
    • Renting camera equipment
    • Production design dressing
    • Catering for our cast and crew

    "Thank you for taking the time to look at our campaign. Whether it's £100, or £1, every penny will help us get a step closer to being able to tell a story that we are passionate about"

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    £420.00
    raised of £1,500.00 goal
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    6 Backers

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