I wanted to share this with you all, because I respect so many of you here with your talent and dedication, and I thought you would appreciate this film.
I made this film with the intention of exploring life. All those struggles that are made through someone's life time choosing between the goods and evils that approach us.
I found out that I had a cancerous growth in my neck about a year before I made this film. I resulted in a paralyzed vocal chord, which took a year of speech therapy to correct, lingering nerve damage in my face and neck, and digestive problems that I'll ultimately deal with the rest of my life.
Now, I could have approached this situation any number of ways, but I believe it's how you choose to react and adapt to life's changes that define who you are.
Anyway, I ultimately ended up exploring how it is we adapt and cope with the choices we make in life (and more often then not, the choices life makes for us), who those choices effect, and how it reflects on a life "well lived". We are all presented with a gift every day, whether it be air to breath, food to eat, money, love, a shoulder to cry on, but every outcome to our reactions to these gifts has the potential to be influenced by good or evil, light or dark, right or wrong.
So without much more introduction, I present to you my short film, Manifest. I hope you enjoy.
**Edit: I recommend that you listen to it with some quality speakers or headphones - the version I uploaded was for theather style speakers, so there are some low frequency rumbles that sometimes don't register on most personal computer speakers.