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When a town’s kids are baffled by a local woman gone missing, the librarian attempts to provide a possible reason.

This project is an odd composite of different influences: documented incidents from vintage newspapers, community rumor-mongering, and old-world urban myths/explanations for situations that defy complete understanding. When aspects of our lives suddenly vanish, we have a tendency to fill in the gaps with whatever material we have in our possession. Truth is sought but not always paramount. “Someplace” is about how we, collectively, replace lost pieces of puzzles with shapes of our own creation. It also touches on how the old world can sometimes invade the new world, how the past can interrupt the present, and that, yes, all stories do have endings whether they’re satisfying or not.

“Someplace”–experimental in many ways–is a mood piece.  Was it meant to be a crowd-pleaser for everyone?  No, I can’t say that it was made with that intent.  Even though there are fantasy elements in the film, the story is extremely straightforward and will inevitably remind you of certain people, moments, and locations drifting through the chambers of your past memories.  In a strange way, maybe “Someplace” was made for everyone because everyone can relate to it on some level.

The narrative, condensed into one sentence, is summed up as:

When a town’s kids are baffled by a local woman gone missing, the librarian attempts to provide a possible reason.

“Someplace”
a film by Derek Quint
Addovolt Productions, 2018

cast:

Arlene Arnone Bibbs as the lady
France Jean-Baptiste as the librarian
Michael Marius Massett as the sandman
Jacob Bates as the northern star
Remy Osborne as glas
Jazmine Osborne as rua

The music featured in the film is “Cave Kidz (version 2)” composed and performed by Michael Marius Massett.

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