Say the Quiet Part Loud

Synopsis

Kore, an alcoholic, heads towards a dissociative fugue state.

Review

5/5
An experimental drama that explores alcoholism and homelessness.
Directed by Michael P. Fogerty, from a screenplay by Fogerty and Leslie Daniels, ‘Say the Quiet Part Loud’ is an experimental drama film that explores a mentally challenged alcoholic. The short film is a continuation of ‘a Short Story about Kore’ – which is part of a three-episode series. Z. DeWald resumes her portrayal as Kore. The film showcases themes of addiction, mental health, homelessness, survival and isolation. An extraordinary drama which follows a non-linear narrative.

The 24-minute film opens with Kore walking a suburban Arizona street to exchange a free library book. Her appearance is unkept. The short continues at a woodland, where Kore sits drinking amongst the fellow destitute. Kore’s social interaction is non-existent, unlike the others, exposing her troubled mindset. Kore’s poetic skills and articulation is utilized in the following scene, as she sits writing in her tent. A poignant piece of writing and filmmaking, particularly due to Kore’s voice being limited throughout the entire film. Additional scenes showcase her breaking-an-entry into a holiday rental, where she drinks her emotions away.

Say the Quiet Part Loud Short Film
It is fair to say that ‘Say the Quiet Part Loud’ outshines the first movie – which is equally a remarkable narrative achievement by Michael P. Fogerty and Leslie Daniels. Kore is depicted as a more three-dimensional character this time, with the examination of her thoughts, emotions and showcasing her unpredictable daily voyages. Cinematography, lighting and editing is first-class and delivers a professional finish. Z. DeWald’s performance is highly captivating, empathetic and raw. Highly recommended.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Michael P. Fogerty
Writer(s): Leslie Daniels, Michael P. Fogerty
Cast: Z DeWald
Producer(s): Carlos Berber
Director of Photography: Darian Harmon
Editor(s): Michael P. Fogerty
Animation:
Sound: Angel Salazar
Music: Geist Overdive,Serena Louise
Miscellaneous: Leslie Daniels

Specifications

Genre: Drama, Experimental
Subjects: Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Drugs, Family, Female Empowerment, Grief, Guilt, Homeless, Isolation, Loneliness, Mental Health, Mother and Daughter, Poetry, Poverty, Psychology, Regret, Society, Survival
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2022
Publication Date:

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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Michael P. Fogerty
Writer(s): Leslie Daniels, Michael P. Fogerty
Cast: Z DeWald
Producer(s): Carlos Berber
Director of Photography: Darian Harmon
Editor(s): Michael P. Fogerty
Animation:
Sound: Angel Salazar
Music: Geist Overdive,Serena Louise
Miscellaneous: Leslie Daniels

Specifcations

Genre: Drama, Experimental
Subjects: Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Drugs, Family, Female Empowerment, Grief, Guilt, Homeless, Isolation, Loneliness, Mental Health, Mother and Daughter, Poetry, Poverty, Psychology, Regret, Society, Survival
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2022

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Say the Quiet Part Loud

Synopsis

Kore, an alcoholic, heads towards a dissociative fugue state.

Review

An experimental drama that explores alcoholism and homelessness.

5/5
Directed by Michael P. Fogerty, from a screenplay by Fogerty and Leslie Daniels, ‘Say the Quiet Part Loud’ is an experimental drama film that explores a mentally challenged alcoholic. The short film is a continuation of ‘a Short Story about Kore’ – which is part of a three-episode series. Z. DeWald resumes her portrayal as Kore. The film showcases themes of addiction, mental health, homelessness, survival and isolation. An extraordinary drama which follows a non-linear narrative.

The 24-minute film opens with Kore walking a suburban Arizona street to exchange a free library book. Her appearance is unkept. The short continues at a woodland, where Kore sits drinking amongst the fellow destitute. Kore’s social interaction is non-existent, unlike the others, exposing her troubled mindset. Kore’s poetic skills and articulation is utilized in the following scene, as she sits writing in her tent. A poignant piece of writing and filmmaking, particularly due to Kore’s voice being limited throughout the entire film. Additional scenes showcase her breaking-an-entry into a holiday rental, where she drinks her emotions away.

Say the Quiet Part Loud Short Film
It is fair to say that ‘Say the Quiet Part Loud’ outshines the first movie – which is equally a remarkable narrative achievement by Michael P. Fogerty and Leslie Daniels. Kore is depicted as a more three-dimensional character this time, with the examination of her thoughts, emotions and showcasing her unpredictable daily voyages. Cinematography, lighting and editing is first-class and delivers a professional finish. Z. DeWald’s performance is highly captivating, empathetic and raw. Highly recommended.

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