Tue, 19 Nov 2019 19:54:59 GMT
How real are our online relationships? Particularly between those that never meet in real life? This is the concept that director Charles Wahl explores in his SXSW short film, 'Little Grey Bubbles'. Recently selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick and featured on Short of the Week, it seems audiences are equally as fascinated with those questions.
Kim and Marlon were best friends, despite the fact that they only communicated online. Just before Marlon died, he sent Kim a messaging saying he had something important to tell her, and leaves her only with those three dots in a little grey bubble. To find her answer, she travels to his funeral.
Charles Wahl explores these modern relationships, the depth of the bond created over the internet, and its legitimacy in the eyes of others. He does this by placing Kim in the midst of Marlon’s closest family and friends, where the awkwardness in the grieving is palpable. Charles even went as far as flying lead actress Kaelen Ohm (Kim) in at the latest possible day, to enhance her isolation and disconnection from Marlon’s community in Nova Scotia.
Circulating at over 15 festivals earlier this year, the film had notable stops at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Palm Springs International ShortFest, and SXSW. Now 'Little Grey Bubbles' can be watched in full on Vimeo.
Charles Wahl spends his time between Toronto and Nova Scotia, and works in the commercial market represented by Asymetric.
Director & Writer: Charles Wahl
Executive Producer: Mike Masters
Produced by: Charles Wahl, Josh MacDonald, Kevin Kincaid
Production Design: Michael Pierson
Production Manager: Brent Macrae
Production Company: Antidote Productions
Cinematographer: Kevin Fraser
Editor: Amy Mielke
Gaffer Matt: Jeanotte
PA: Pierre Hache
Title Design: Cail Reagh
VFX/ Graphics: Tao Zhang Michael Martinson
Post Production Facilities: Accomplice Content Supply Co.
Colour By: Alter Ego Post
Colour: Wade Odlum
Colour Assistant: James Graham
Colour Producer: Alanna Humphreys
Sound Design: Erien Eady Ward
Sound Recordist: Cory Sewell
First AC: Paul Begin
Categories: Short films, Short Films and Music VideosAsymetric, Tue, 19 Nov 2019 19:54:59 GMT