February 7th, 2017
Director’s Statement Regarding the Feature Film, THE BURIAL
This film is about RESPECT. This film is about LOVE. It is about what it means to hold things SACRED.
It is a cautionary tale about what happens when you don’t do the right thing.
It explores and expresses the idea that the Earth is a sacred place. It states that we belong to to the Earth, not the other way around.
It challenges our notion of separation, and highlights how connected we really are. It pays homage to the indigenous cultures of North America, and indeed, to indigenous peoples across the world.
It calls us to honor our elders. To respect them, no matter their flaws, and honor them when they pass into the next world.
It asks us to turn inward, to shine a light on the pain we harbor inside, hidden, buried within us. It asks us to take responsibility for our choices, and displays that there are very real consequences for choosing what is selfish and easy.
It challenges us to love, even when we are afraid, even when we are angry, when we feel hurt and abandoned.
THE BURIAL is more than just entertainment, though it will be a thrilling cinematic ride. It is a story about a young woman’s pain, her love for a father she barely knew, her deep and unconscious yearning for approval from an absent parent. It is a story about finding peace and redemption. It is a story about choosing to listen to the wind, instead of continuing to set the world on fire for letting you down.
It is my prayer for a better world.
Writer, Director, Producer