Talk to Me :: Love in the Time of COVID
Trying to cope with the “new normal” created by the COVID-19 pandemic, three quirky couples and two individuals work with their therapist via videoconference. Over the course of a week, these virtual therapy sessions provide evolution, devolution, laughs and tears...as well as some unexpected smells and few other surprises.
This film features ten stage actors from American Players Theatre (APT), a world-class classical theater in Wisconsin. The filmmakers ask that you consider donating to APT or the Curtain Up Fund, which was established to support actors and stage managers during the COVID crisis. https://americanplayers.org
Talk to Me was conceived, written, cast, directed and edited in 27 days. Our goal was to create an "of-the-moment" short film with both heart and humor to give people a healthy escape during this crazy time, as well as raise money for stage artists. We hope you enjoy...and consider making a donation to support
stage actors and stage managers.
Jack Whaley :: Director & Editor
Curt Hanke :: Writer
Dustin Harmon :: Location Sound Engineer
Josh Schmidt :: Music
Sandra :: Tracy Michelle Arnold
Maria :: Melisa Pereyra
Richard :: Jeb Burris
Emily :: Colleen Madden
Jed :: James Ridge
Maggie :: Kelsey Brennan
Brent :: Eric Schabla
Fred :: Marcus Truschinski
Drew :: Gavin Lawrence
Joshua :: Jim DeVita
"Movie / dark comedy idea — a couple who have papered over their issues for too long...now going through therapy...over Zoom." That was the text that launched this project. Twenty-seven days later — from script and casting to table read and revised script to pre-production and technical cast sessions to filming and editing to audio sweeten and final music — a film is born. Enjoy.