Dead Languages

Reflecting upon their lives on an otherworldly beach, two estranged friends find that old wounds may never heal.

Director’s Vision

This story began as a way to explore the question: How do you remedy contradictory elements within yourself? I’m sure I’m not alone in the feeling of internal conflict. Competing morals. Personality traits that don’t seem to align. Actions not matching thoughts and vice versa. Life values that can’t quite sync up.

Through writing and developing the story of these two men, that question answered itself and became the primary theme:

Radical acceptance. Or, more precisely, this is a story about the treacherous path towards acceptance.

Things are what they are. Relationships will run their course. People will have their lives. You will get hurt and you will hurt. You will not always make sense to yourself. Things cannot always be repaired.

Every relationship (internal and external) is a world. This is the story of one of those worlds ending. Accept it with a smile and don’t make too much of things. There is great relief and comfort, and even joy, in acceptance.