SAY HIS NAME
We are seeing on a large scale the effect that senseless and systemic violence has on our society and though support is emerging, the long term personal and psychological effects of this type of grief can be devastating. We want to make this film a tribute to those who have lost loved ones in this way and though their memory provokes heartache, we must remember them. We must say their names.
I plan on directing and editing the film in a stylistic way that mirrors the effects of PTSD—sudden triggers, flashbacks, word association—so that the audience directly experiences our protagonist’s emotional state in a visceral and empathic way. A simple conversation between patient and therapist suddenly becomes a vibrant flood of unwanted thoughts and memories both good and bad.
Originally written and performed four years ago for the stage by Aubrey Hicks (BA in Psychology from Wichita State University, MA in Theater from Oklahoma State University), Say His Name is being developed into a film as its message and meaning continues to hold the unbearable weight of today's social climate. Directed by award-winning director Elizabeth Tabish and produced by Maenad Productions, Say His Name is a timely and necessary new story to tell by this team of female filmmakers dedicated to producing film in a compassionate and artistic way that ultimately challenges and provokes social change.
We are slated to film this short july 10-13, 2020
Our budget is $11k and while the majority of the funding is out of pocket, we are seeking donors to help offset the cost.
we believe in this story and invite you to help us get it made.