Talk to Me :: Love in the Time of COVID

About the Film


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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 well as some unexpected smells and few other surprises.

Supporting the Arts

Supporting the Arts

Supporting the Arts

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.

Making Of & Purpose

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Making Of & Purpose

 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.

Film Credits


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


From Text Message to Final Just 27 Days

"Movie / dark comedy idea — a couple who have papered over their issues for too 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.