Experiencing Interruptions?

All Too Human

After struggling with years of severe depression, Mark has decided that today is the day to end his misery. There seems to be no moral or spiritual philosophy that can bring about Mark’s salvation and convince him that suicide is not the most pragmatic choice to make. Driven by this cold, hard logic he decides to cut himself off from those around him and end his life, but no matter how he tries to accomplish his task, life frustratingly impedes his goal. Throughout his journey, many would-be saviors attempt to convince him that life does in fact have meaning and is worth living. Can any of them get through to Mark and change his mind?

  • Travis D. Brown
  • Mandy Stockholm
  • Travis D. Brown
  • Travis D. Brown
  • Jeffrey Arrington
    Key Cast
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    1 hour 36 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 13, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    55,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • AltFF Alternative Film Festival
    September 25, 2017
    Nominated for Best Picture
  • Philadelphia Independent Film Awards
    United States
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Logcinema Art Films
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Rome Elephant Film Awards
    Official Selection
  • European International Film Festival
    St. Petersburg
    Russian Federation
  • Eurasia International Monthly Film Festival
    Moskva, Moscow
    Russian Federation
    Best Actor
  • Hollywood Screenings Film Festival
    United States
  • European Film Festival (Mainstream & Underground)
    Russian Federation
  • Covellite International Film Festival
    United States
    September 12, 2018
    Official Selection
  • BLOW-UP International Arthouse FILM FEST Chicago
    United States
    October 16, 2018
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Travis D. Brown, Mandy Stockholm

Travis: Travis is a writer, director and director of photography located in Portland, Oregon. One of his primary passions is philosophy, and, as a skeptic and free-thinker, the majority of his work focuses on the ubiquitous problems of dogma, faith and credulity. All Too Human is his first feature film, and he recently collaborated again with Jeffrey Arrington on the short film called Wishful Thinking.
Mandy: Mandy is a multifaceted creative artist residing in Portland, Oregon. She is a director and writer for both stage and film, as well as a triple threat actor, singer and dancer. All Too Human is her directorial debut, and she’s currently writing a feature length biopic. She has also acted in several feature length and short films and music videos, and has even written her own parody music video soon to be released.

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Director Statement

I began the inevitable process of losing my Christian faith in my late teen years. Soon after this, my lifelong struggle with depression was at its peak. During this suicidal time, I set out on the journey of writing what would become my first feature film, which was later titled All Too Human. Initially, it was an escape wherein I fantasized that I could kill myself with little to no repercussions. It turned out that life wasn’t that simple. I actually had to face some harsh truths about reality that the religion I had been a part of kept from me – there is no cosmic purpose, no metaphysical solution to my material problems, no supernatural entity looking out for me. These insights revealed new opportunities: self-reliance, self-derived meaning and general possibility yet unknown. I also learned just how psychologically destructive the ideology I grew up with really was. The film eventually turned out to be an exploration of how credulity, dogma and religious ideology negatively effect those who suffer from depression, especially as they search for meaning. Overcoming depression and suicidal ideation requires tremendous and arduous work, and being honest about the nature of reality while overcoming these hardships is the focus of my somewhat metaphorical and semiautobiographical film.