Running Time: 9 min
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Length: 9 Minutes
A father and young son struggle to connect through their perceived fears.
About the Film:
Monsters shows us how the perceived reality of a child can look entirely different from a father's. Monsters portrays a heightened picture of the everyday struggles of parenthood as they contrast with the struggles of childhood.
The film Monsters is an 8-minute short film that tells the story of a father and his young son struggling to connect through their perceived fears. The film investigates how the perceived reality of a child can look entirely different from a father's by portraying a heightened picture of the everyday struggles of parenthood as they contrast with the struggles of childhood.
While it is written in simplicity so that it connects with parents and children in a universal way, it also connects in specific ways to a marginalized portion of our society. Jeremy Davis, the writer/ director of Monsters, translates his experiences with PTSD and the difficulties connecting with children who have sensory processing disorders (SPD) like Autism. Monsters shows us how people struggling with these conditions experience reality in a transformative different way than ‘normal’ people.
While the discussion about diversity in film is much needed, there is an element largely missing from the public discourse. This film serves to be a conversation starter for people to talk about disabilities and mental illness. Monsters normalizes such conditions, making them approachable and understandable by the masses and serves to be a resource for people to explain their condition’s challenges to others.
The biggest strength of this film is that it is simultaneously universal and specific, bridging the gap of misunderstanding to open people’s hearts and minds to mental disabilities.