Alone on Valentines Day
It’s that time of the year again, when love fills the air, led by a charge of half naked arrow shooting babies. The day may be entirely saturated with evil commercial intentions but most of society continues to go along with it. Peer pressured to spend money on those you love or suffer the eternal judgement of some unknown entity.
If there’s one thing that I love exploring in our short films it’s love. Since God is love it’s no wonder people can’t stop thinking about it. We desire all kinds of love; family, friends, spiritual, and an intimate partner. With that love comes all kinds of social awkwardness, peer pressure and self worth evaluation. It’s what makes us tick, and therefore what makes us interesting.
We’ve expressed awkward dating, interviewed young people and celebrated being single around couples. This time I wanted to do something a little darker, being alone on a day set aside to express love with someone. There’s tinges of regret, the usual depressives – alcohol and comfort eating, revenge and then desperation. It was also fun just to waltz around swigging a large wine bottle.