The Organs of Speech - Short Film

Director - Mason Thorne
Production Company - Anyhow Producer - Harrison Rothman
Cinematographer - Jordan Holtane
Location Sound Recordist - Ian Wellman
Production Designer - Amanda Brinton
Editor - Benton Africano
Colorist - Luke Morrison

An examination of various hierarchies, Mason Thorne's "The Organs of Speech" plays with the first-person narrative by trading places between Abe, recently discharged from rehab, and Isaac, his estranged son. Questions of loyalty, trust, and honesty plague their efforts at reconnection. The tension reaches a tipping point as Isaac reveals to his father the very thing he was running away from: the voices. The result is an experiential trip--a tug of war--between father & son, junkie & family member, cameraman & subject.

"Very distinct and intriguing style and voice.“ - Dances With Films Film Festival LA

“The tension in not knowing who's on the other side of Abe's efforts at reconnection explodes in violence, both physical & emotional.“ - Evan Louison (Filmmaker Magazine)