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Self Help

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Synopsis

For Peter life is simply an act of going through the motions. He keeps an ad on the fridge door as a futile reminder of an age-old ambition, practically forgotten. For Rachel, the loss of someone close continues to adumbrate her life.

They arrive at a poorly attended self help seminar, which promises to help them 'reclaim' their 'impact' on life. However, with the rediscovery of a long-lost childhood dream (and a bit of Curtis Mayfield to boot) they soon realize the true meaning of self-help.

This is award-winning short film was selected into the London Film Festival, Palm Springs International Short Film Festival, the Tampere Film Festival and the Manhattan Short Film Festival, among many others. It has also been selected as part of PBS' Image Union series and was broadcast on PBS Chicago across seven states.

Details

Year
2010
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
13 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Tes Noah Asfaw
Producer
Rachael Castell, Marc Hughes
Co-Producer
Rachael Castell, Marc Hughes
Editor
Tomomi Kitamura
Screenwriter
Tes Noah Asfaw
Director of Photography
Susi Rowell
Sound
Daniel Goganian
Music
Luke Bateman
Principal Cast
Mark Wyman, Natasha Oxley, Andrew Alston

Genre

Production Company

Self Help Productions Ltd.

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