Sunday Matinee: The Things You Think I’m Thinking [Short]

“The Things You Think I’m Thinking follows the story of a black male burn-survivor and amputee who goes on a date with a regularly-abled man. After the bar, they go back to his apartment, where he faces his demons as he attempts to experience intimacy for the first time since his accident, ten years ago.” – Project Four PR

On concept alone, this is a very compelling story. It is a truly specific story about human relations coming to head in the face of adversity. This short film could almost rear it’s head as something metaphorical had it been told only in written format. But to see the courage, fear, and eventual acceptance on screen brings this story something entirely different.

Filmmaker Sherren Lee manages to bring out some amazing performances in Prince Amponash and Jesse Lavercombe. What I enjoyed most about this beautiful short film is that it is entirely obvious that nobody was phoning it in. It sucks to say, but they really could have and absolutely gotten away with it. The story alone is, again, so specific! And it contained a real life victim as the lead role. Yet, Prince and Jesse gave absolutely brilliant performances as the film’s principle stars. As touching as the concept of the film may be, it makes it all the more beautiful to me when I see filmmakers like Lee and actors like Prince and Jesse truly taking the subject matter seriously, and perfecting their craft within a wonderful story that needs to be told.

The Things You Think I’m Thinking is currently rocking the festival circuit right now. It has one numerous awards and has appeared at SXSW, Outfest L.A., and many more. Learn more about this truly amazing film, and how you can find it yourself, at sherrenlee.com. And stay tuned for a wonderful interview with filmmaker Sherren Lee here at Trainwreck’d Society in the coming days!

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