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The Art of Losing

Kenneth only wants to hold onto his lover Nina but is starting to lose his grip on the reality around him. What’s real or not starts to get blurred as he locks himself away in his apartment, playing answering machine messages of Nina over and over again. Passing the time by making a dream catcher and reading a dictionary, slowly his world and memory of Nina becomes distorted as he desperately tries to hold on.

  • Michael Marino
    I'm Trying to Melt Your Heart
  • Natalia Medvedeva
  • Jonathan Pereira
    This Fall, I'm Trying to Melt Your Heart,
  • Steve Fifield
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Experimental, Thriller, Psychological, Drama
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 26, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
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Director Biography - Michael Marino

Michael Marino hails from the suburbs of Caledon, Ontario, just on the outskirts of Toronto. Visual storytelling is something he grew an interest at a young age as something to pass the time in the quiet little town. Now studying Film & Television Production at Humber College, Michael’s filmmaking interests are now geared to more experimental works, playing with visuals and narrative. His first major work was as an editor on the short poetic documentary I’m Trying to Melt Your Heart and he is now making his directorial debut with the short psychological drama The Art of Losing, an expressionistic exploration of the terror of what it’s like to lose someone you love.

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