Availability ended 11/11/2021 EDT
A young man returns home to help take care of his mother. An illness is hurting family ties and blurring the lines of reality.

Director Biography - Michael Fleming

Michael was born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia. His two passions in life are tennis and film. He has always had a love for film since he was young. Making videos on his parents camcorders as little as 6 years old. Michael attended the University of Mary Washington with a business marketing degree. He is planning on going to graduate school for film in the next year.

Director Statement

I wrote and directed this short, Parallax, as a passion project. I wrote it in college, but wanted to keep moving forward and turning it to something real. I have always been inspired by Quentin Tarantino and Christopher Nolan's ideas of a non linear story. I believe you can't tell a non-story correctly or well enough over any other medium than film. So that's exactly what I wanted to do. I wanted a story that was both concrete and vague at the same time. Giving the audience the idea of "what just happened" when it ends. This short will always be important to me because this is "the first". It also allowed me to learn. There were issues we had to tackle at each step along the way, but we fixed them and that makes this short that much more special.


Directed by Michael Fleming

Written by Michael Fleming

Produced by Michael Fleming
Ian Ridgway

Cast Ian Ridgway "Joey" Avery Faires "Becca" Jeanne Fishwick "Mom" Aaron Richardson "Hooded Figure "

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