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Short film from United States, 15 minutes
Screens Saturday, February 28, 2015
Screening Block 3: 5pm-8pm
Troubled by the death of his mother, Noah, a disheveled 25 year-old man begins to compulsively hoard. In an attempt to preserve the life around him and keep his mother’s memories alive, Noah holds on to all of his possessions – even garbage. Isolated in his home, Noah’s only companions are two caged finches. However, while constructing a suitable home for his beloved birds to live in, tragedy strikes and one of the finches is killed. Distraught by the death of his friend, Noah suffers an emotional crisis, losing control as he’s reminded that death is a part of life. In accepting this reality, Noah finds the will to live in the present by letting go of his fixation on the past.
About the Director
Ian Scott McCullough is an award-winning filmmaker who directed his first feature film in high school. A Dead Dog Like Me went on to win the Denali Award at the International Alaskan Film Awards, and McCullough was awarded ‘Best Young Filmmaker’ at the Appalachian Film Festival. He has also directed several short films which debuted in film festivals across the country. In 2010, he founded Annotation Films, an independent production company where he produces and directs music videos.