Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Unspoken - Short Film About Father-Son Communication

"Dad...this film is all the things I need you to hear."

This short film is a perfect fit for today's world filled with distractions and...hey what's that shiny object over there.  Sorry.

This 4 minute film titled "THE UNSPOKEN" from Jason van Genderen was the runner up at Tropfest Australia 2011 and is more powerful than even a Hallmark commercial, more heartfelt then a torch song, and evidence that we are capable of appreciating people before they are dead and gone. 



Congratulations to Jason on his recognition and thank you for giving so many people an example of what 4 minutes of talking can accomplish.

And as always check out the 81 comments and counting on YouTube for some insight in to how this affects people.

Some examples:
Thank you for this. My dad has been battling with heart disease for the past 25 years, and over the past few months he's been deteriorating quickly. it's scary to think of a world without him when he's been my whole world and my best friend. I want to tell him this, but I can't, because I don't want him to know I have such morbid thoughts and want to give him hope.

Very hard to watch as my husband passed away recently from lung cancer and I wish my husband had acknowledged he was sick, so we could have spoken those unspoken words.

Wow. I'm usually described as heartless, yet this brought me to full tears. Bravo.

Congratulations. What a precious gift. Sharing it with the world will hopefully inspire others to start communicating while they still can. 

Such a great film, I can't even describe how this made me feel. I lost my grandfather 5 years ago, he teached (sic) how to be a good man in life and he gave me his sense about music, I coudn't say goodbye to him but I know he's still a part of my life in some way.

Thanks to @GroundSwellAus for the tip!

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