(Megan Hutton, cinematographer Davina Hader & Deb Maybury).
On March 17, 2017 “HUSH YOU” was ready (enough) to be critiqued by a small group of friends and family. HUSH YOU is a short film about a middle age woman who reluctantly goes home to retrieve her hope-chest. An unplanned confrontation ensues, with her mother, regarding childhood sexual violations. The film depicts lasting effects of sexual trauma and a woman’s courage to reclaim her voice.
Fellow producer Megan Hutton and myself originally began to plan our short film in the Fall of 2015. It was a special night full of support and feedback. Thanks to everyone who attended. I truly appreciated the lengthy Q & A following the film.
Special thank you to Maria and Art (from The Gatehouse) for organizing the room and technical support.
Below is a portion of the song I wrote for the film. Filmed by Megan Hutton July 2016).