UnLonely Film Festival 7

When Day is Done

Brandon Roots

A sojourn into the memories of a life shared, this film is a portrait of a grandmother’s recollection of her late husband, from the inception of their relationship to his passing from dementia.

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Brandon Roots is a Filmmaker, Interactive Producer, and Maker based in New York. He has directed award-winning films and acted as cinematographer for many more, notably the Tribeca Film Festival 2015 Audience Award Winner, King Jack (dir. Felix Thompson). His work as an interaction designer has been showcased at the Whitney Biennial, and he has also had the distinction of blending his talents on mixed media Webby and D&AD Pencil award-winning projects.

“The story of how my grandparents met and maintained a marriage of over 50 years has always fascinated me. This film was produced during a two week period I spent with Noreen after Dean’s passing. It felt important to me to record her story while I still had the opportunity, and there was something about that particular moment in time, when Noreen was transitioning into a new stage in life after the loss of such a profound relationship, that perfectly held the emotional complexity of life, love, and loss all at once.”

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Can a simple song, like the one that reminds Noreen of what she had and how lucky she was to have it, be enough to find closure after losing someone you love? Can you imagine how you might forward after such a loss? Despite the pain of today, would you be able to see the potential for healing and hope tomorrow?


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