Dan just wants to talk to someone. But no one is picking up.

Director’s Vision

I wrote Say Hey in the spring of 2020 while the world was in lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as a way of exploring the anxiety and isolation I was feeling, and I suspected others were feeling, at the time. I didn’t know if it would be possible to make the film (making anything at that time seemed extremely difficult), but I was lucky enough to direct it remotely using a live stream with a one person crew (DP Greg Harriott, who also lit the film and recorded sound) and one actor (Drew Lewis, in his very own apartment). Like Drew’s character Dan expresses at the end of the film, I feel better after having made Say Hey. Sometimes just vocalizing your feelings and putting them out there for the world to hear is the cathartic, therapeutic thing we need to do for ourselves, even if it’s a little bit messy.