The Music Box
A young women finds a creative way to deal with her grief by holding on to something, but sometimes letting go is enough.
Credits / Collaborators / Cast
A film by Daniel John Peters
Adam J Bennett
The story behind the film
Recently I have been struggling to be productive due to bad thoughts about losing my Dad
Like anyone, when a family member has health problems…sometimes we only imagine the worst even though they are still here with us
To get me through I’ve been writing music and I wrote this short film
I wanted it to focus on how I feel through someone else’s life and their creativity
Rather than the main lead be a filmmaker, she is a dancer. So she is feeling everything through dance…which is also what her mother did.
As the story unravels, she brings dance/music into play to remember her mother how she thinks is best
But sometimes the best way is to let them go. Holding on to them in a form you think is best can maybe be complex in a way that is not needed
So to make that point get across, I made the music box break so her mother wasn’t kept anywhere
You can remember loved ones without having something psychical