Private Project

Speak to Me

Sam was once a best selling author. Frustrated because his editor is rejecting his new chapters and his fiancée Mia is getting promoted at her job, Sam in an act of desperation stops taking his medication in an effort to connect with the characters that once brought him fame. As his mental health digresses quickly, his relationship falls apart, his chapters start pleasing his editor again. He now fixates on the question: What is more important, love and his relationship with his fiancé or success?

  • Nicolas Thilo-McGovern
  • Nicolas Thilo-McGovern
  • Sarah Duval
  • Jake Nelson
  • Nuria Pellicer
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
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  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 19, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    1,800 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Arlington International Film Festival
    Arlington, MA
    United States
    November 3, 2018
    World Premier
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Nicolas Thilo-McGovern

Nicolas Thilo-McGovern was born February 17th 1997 and raised in Cambridge MA. It was there where he discovered his two passions in life, filmmaking and politics. Nicolas was born into a political family; his father a politician and social worker, and his mother a women's rights activist and later a leading member of the housing organization A Better Cambridge. Nicolas learned from them the importance of ethical business practice, helping those who can not help themselves, and using the privilege he was born with to help those who were not as lucky as he was. These are all lessons he tries to bring into his films. Starting when he was only 7 years old, Nicolas made films with his friends on the weekends and when he went to high school at Cambridge Rindge and Latin took what he learned to a local television studio. Currently he studies at Emerson College in Boston MA where he is majoring in Visual Media Arts and minoring in Marketing Communications.

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