Film By Numbers
We tell stories that explore relationships, the ones that define who we are and who we will become. The ones we neglect and the ones that reverberate throughout our lives in ways we often do not recognize.
We are embarking on a series of short films that will be the chapters of one single feature, exploring the same two actors in five different relationships. Each of the subsequent films will echo into the next, with our actors portraying family members, lovers, enemies, and finally, strangers.
When the last words have been spoken, and the final shot fades to black, the viewer will feel as if they’ve watched the many different lives of the same two people, two people they themselves have been, as the complexities and contradictions we each have within us are revealed.
Our first film, Tokens, is about one of the most foundational relationships — that between a father and daughter. The question the film asks is this; is it possible for a father and daughter to fundamentally change their relationship?
We have found in talking to people about Tokens, that there is a desire out there to share true feelings in some kind of lasting way. Time and time again, we’ve been stunned by people’s willingness, often eagerness, to marry their voices to our project, to commit, once and for all, to talking about their fathers and daughters in an open and honest way.
There can be no better way to highlight what we hope to accomplish with Tokens than through the voices of real people talking about their relationships. We hope that you will join us in our journey, and submit your own story.
In total, these stories will cover a fuller spectrum of human experience than any short film, or filmmakers, could convey, so they will stand as their own piece of art—they will be happy, they will be sad, they will be mournful, they will be hopeful. Once compiled, your stories will stand alone on our site, as well as in an edited piece, threaded together with all the video submissions we’ve received, into a powerful documentary of father/daughter relationships.
Our first Story Call is for fathers and daughters. send us a link to your video expressing what your relationship means to you, or tell a story about a favorite memory of your father / daughter, or just say why you love them.
If you need some help here are some ideas to get you started:
- What does this relationship mean to you?
- What does it require?
- What do you expect?
- What do you miss about the way it used to be?
- What do you hope it will be like in the future?
- Tell us your favorite story about them, the one that exemplifies who they are to you
- Tell us something you’d really like to say to or ask of them.
Part of the central theme of Tokens, and what is true for all of us, is we’re always running out of time to say these things, so take the time now to say what you should have said a long time ago.