Friday, July 14, 2017

2017 Voices Heard Films: Remnants of a Room

Remnants of a Room by Devon Smith
Wisconsin (Wisconsin Premiere)
Running Time: 4 minutes
Screening Time: Juried, Voices Head Friday Sept 8th. 9pm


Remnants of a Room reflects on a series of paranormal encounters that my father experienced at age twelve. I interviewed my father as a way to get him to talk about not only the paranormal, but also about the feelings he is harboring toward his estranged father. The interviews are juxtaposed with the recurring images of a house destroyed by fire. This house is my father, a man plagued by events from the past that are ultimately destroying him and preventing him from moving forward. He feels that forgiveness is a sign of weakness, therefore refusing to do so, especially forgiving those who he felt in the past, meant him harm. I used non actors for this film with hopes of establishing a more organic portrayal of the child and his father.

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