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Theo: Beyond Expression Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from the New York April 2020 Festival
THEO: BEYOND EXPRESSION, 14min., Drama
Directed by Lamu Yangchu
Theo is a voice actor who lives behind the scenes. This attractive and intimate work has made him a new life when he has this real life where he is stuttering and being shy and silent. And his role in the cartoon “Blind Police” as “Blind Agent X” is like the inner hero of his inner world, let him rely more on this work to release his usual unspeakable emotions. He gradually became more and more away from his family, and all his efforts to rebuild this connection seemed to be in vain. More and more frustration, unsatisfactory work and unrespectedness made Theo plunged into chaos, which eventually led to his desperate cry for help. At the end of the story, when he releases himself in a nearly exaggerated way, he realizes that he needs another way to express himself.
The irony of this festival is that its goal is to not be around in 5 years time. To eventually not be relevant because there is zero need to have a festival geared for female talent and female stories because the stories presented in Hollywood and around the world are a balanced showcase of the human experience from both sexes.
Our goal is to achieve a lot of success and then fold into oblivion simply because there is no need for this festival.
This festival was created by the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival as a simple reaction to a strong need to showcase female talent from around the world in a more profound way.
When putting together the weekly festival, the administration noticed a lack of a female presence in the stories being shown at the festival.
A classic example and analogy to the frustration is how the festival noticed that even the smaller roles in a screenplay were written for a man to play. There was zero reason for this in many stories. How a police officer, or a political campaign manager, for example with 3-4 lines in a screenplay was a "HE" character. Why? And these are the screenplays written by the winners! The talented one who have obtained agents and have began/beginning their careers as a writer.