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Palm Springs Shortsfest , Hollyshorts

Director's statement

Director's statement

Why haven't you killed yourself? I don't mean that as a joke, nor as an insult. I mean it as a real question why haven't you? Surely, you've thought about it. C'mon, just once. You were in a shitty place that one time and thought about what it would be like to take your own life. You thought about your funeral who would be there? Who would cry? But you didn't actually kill yourself of course. Why? Is it because you realized your life's pretty great after all? Is it because you don't want to hurt the people you'd leave behind? Is it because you want to see how The Handmaid's Tale ends? Control is a short film about a woman who can't stop thinking about these odds and ends. She is determined to end her life, but not until everything is taken care of. It's a very dark comedy about how some of us seek to control every detail of our lives, knowing all along that this impossible goal is just setting us up for disappointment and failure.

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