River is a writer with a story to tell. A story about who we are, things we have observed, the reality of change, and the likelihood of survival. But, with a deadline to meet, River is struggling to find the right words and zero-hour is rapidly looming.
This is a story about the nature of story itself. It is a visual poem exploring the tales we tell each other, and ourselves, about who we are. About our beginnings, our middles—and our ends.
“THIS IS NOT THE STORY I WANTED TO TELL YOU” IS AN OCCULTURAL PRODUCTION In ASSOCIATION WITH TRANS- STATES MEDIA. IN THE LATE STAGES OF PREPRODUCTION, THE SHORT WILL BE PRODUCED, WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY CAVAN MCLAUGHLIN [THEMUSHROOM.NET]. THiS FILM IS PART OF CAVAN’S PRACTICE-BASED PHD ON ‘OCCULTURE’ AND HAS BEEN ADAPTED FOR THE SCREEN FROM AN ORIGINAL POEM BY FELIX REY. WITH MUSIC BY JASMINE HAZEL SHADRACK.