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"SOW DON'T SING - This Old Winner"

Synopsis

Two soldiers bond over their experience with domestic abuse and vow to die together.

PVT Luca Russo and SSG Cohen Bentley discuss why the new recruit has been failing BCT and they develop a heartfelt father-son relationship -- as well as a double-suicide pact.


ADULT ANIMATION RATED-R (18+) FOR GRAPHIC SEXUAL DEPICTION OF RAPE AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND BLOOD. Censored version of the film available upon request.


Our Review

Storytelling is an art and it comes in various styles. It doesn’t need to leave us feel warm and fuzzy all the time to be powerful. Dark scripts can be very powerful too, especially when they are about serious issues. This is an unique and interesting script. It tell us: Accepting who we are is the best way to love ourselves. Handling our emotions is best done when we can trust some one and express our innermost feelings. Genuine understanding and embracing one another physically, mentally and emotionally can heal deeper wounds, heal us from our past, present and potential future. The animations definitely deserves a mention.


Director Biography - Alysha Nunez

Alysha Nunez is a Filipino-American artist and filmmaker with a focus in animation as a Bachelor's in Fine Arts degree major at the California State University of Long Beach. She was also the recipient of the 2019-2020 ASIFA-Hollywood Student Scholarship; the biggest and most prestigious scholarship awarded to students in the world, during her schooling.

Her style of writing and choices of the stories she chooses to tell have been catered towards the likes of A24 productions and to push into the adult-animation scene.

When not animating or writing, she likes to daydream with music on full blast while cruising on a skateboard.


Director Statement

"This Old Winner" is a film that serves as a subtitle to its parent animated feature film project/screenplay titled, "Sow Don't Sing." This short film adapts pages 9-14 and serves as a proof of concept to demonstrate the desired aesthetic of the full feature.

For inquiries about the full feature script, please refer to its own FilmFreeway page: https://filmfreeway.com/projects/1589032

Or email me at: varyupon@gmail.com

This animated short was produced with the assistance of the 2019-2020 ASIFA-Hollywood Student Animation Scholarship.


Credits

  • Alysha Nunez Director Sow Don't Sing (Screenplay)

  • Alysha Nunez Writer Sow Don't Sing (Screenplay)

  • Alysha Nunez Animator

  • Fabio Di Giuseppe Music Composer

  • Shelby Hall Key Cast "Luca Russo"

  • Brandon P. Jenkins Key Cast "Cohen Bentley"

  • Joseph Perez Sound Supervisor


Specifications

  • Project Type: Animation, Short, Student

  • Runtime: 11 minutes 44 seconds

  • Completion Date: June 1, 2023

  • Production Budget: 600 USD

  • Country of Origin: United States

  • Country of Filming: United States

  • Language: English

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1

  • Film Color: Color

  • First-time Filmmaker: Yes

  • Student Project: Yes - California State University Long Beach


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