Directed by Omri Dayan
In 1950s London, two brothers reunite after their mom has been hospitalized. Will they be able to break through their communication barriers and become the family they need?
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Omri Dayan is a second-year film school student studying in London. Born in Colorado to two immigrants his movies often focus on family and language.
An Open Letter is a short film investigating family relationships and dependency. Loosely inspired by Charlie Chaplin’s autobiography, we look at what it means to be family and the dynamic that losing a parent creates between siblings. It’s a story and relationship I’d love to develop further and expand on in the future.
A key element of my film is perspective. A character who at first seems cold-hearted and selfish can be sympathized with when you understand the context for their actions.
I hope my film makes people think about their relationships, healthy and unhealthy, and consider how they can be there for those they love.