Due to Covid-19, many of the festivals the short film, SEEING VOICES, were submitted to have canceled their programs for the year. It's uncertain if the film will screen at any of the 20 film festivals it was submitted to for consideration. Therefore, in true guerrilla film fashion, a creative commons / bootleg version of the film has been released under a different title: WILDWOOD. This version is slightly different in its edit with an added shitty low resolution aesthetic for character. This non-commercial, artistic expression is for your viewing pleasure, admission free. Feel free to share, remix and/or comment on youtube.
Directed By Sasha Santiago
Joe (Jared Rinaldi), is a mild-mannered mechanic who works hard at managing his auditory hallucinations. Joe is coerced by a local kingpin (Alex Frankel) to find his ex, Alice (Chelsea J. Smith), a crypto hacker - to try and take back something she may have stolen. He’s compelled to do it not just for the clean slate he’s been offered but because he learns he might have a daughter Alice has kept from him. Joe struggles to remain grounded since his hallucinations are triggered by stress. At some point in the story, Joe begins to really wonder if what he hears has an otherworldly connection.
"Wildwood" is a new film that taps back into my strength as an indie director: making films fast, cheap, with a cast of misfits and the guts to fail hard. The movie was scripted and made in a guerrilla style. Shot and edited simultaneously over a course of several weekends and nights in October & November 2019. As a 40 minute film, the project is in the midst of being sent out to several film festivals to compete for the short fiction spot in 2020.
The talent who appear in this film volunteered their time, willingness and spirit - the greatest things anyone can share with someone when creating - anything.