A NEW MAN
NARRATIVE | 5 – 10 MIN. | EVERYDAY LIFE, HEALING AFTER LONELINESS
After his wife leaves him, Charles begins to assume the identities of strangers at a local coffee shop to avoid being alone.
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Whose life would you like to step into for a bit to feel more socially connected? Free write about what you imagine that life might be like, why it seems attractive to you at the moment, and whether you would want to incorporate elements of this different life into your own.
Meet the Filmmaker
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER
Hughes William Thompson is a director based in New York City. In 2015, he was named one of the top 30 global young directors at the SHOOT New Director Showcase at the DGA, and since then his work has taken prizes at the Cannes Lions – Young Director Awards, at Oscar and BAFTA-qualifying festivals such as Palm Springs International ShortFest, St. Louis International Film Festival, Aesthetica Short Film Festival, and many more. His commercials have led him to direct major celebrities, most recently William Shatner. His short films have been featured several times on Vimeo Staff Picks and Short of the Week, and his film HORN received the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Nashville Film Festival. He recently completed his first feature film, THE DIVORCE PARTY, which was produced by Sunil Perkash (Salt, Enchanted) and was released by Gravitas Ventures in theaters in 2019 to praise by critics from the Los Angeles Times and others.
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