20min | Short, Drama | October 2016 (USA)
1960s. Arden is an introvert kid who was brought up in a strict Catholic orphanage. Insecure about his voice, he pretends to sing during choir practice. With the arrival of Mr. Stevens, the new music teacher, his farce is discovered and the duo starts to work together. As the boy becomes more confident with his singing, a friendship is formed. But a stern Mother Superior notices changes in Arden’s behavior and, concerned with his attachment to the teacher, breaks them apart. Abandoned once more in his life, Arden will struggle to find his own voice.
A powerful message. A delicate use of story . Brilliant performance of the young actor. A great short film about art, teacher, dessilution, need and force to be yourself. An admirable, gentle and precise portrait of childhood.
Director: Song Huang
Writers: Song Huang, Victor Nascimento
Stars: Jonah Beres, Austin Iredale, Kate Fuglei
Release Date: October 2016 (USA)
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA