Impossibility:Possibility

A widower struggling to cope with a life-changing event, finds himself taking refuge in a new technology that allows him to revisit that particular moment in time. Developing into an addiction, this becomes his only source of joy clinging on like life depends on it, and perhaps, at an emotional and mental level, it does.

This is a paradoxical tale of hopelessness, and a glimpse into what the future of technology might hold in our society.

  • Shawn Scahill
    Key Cast
    "Isaac"
  • Leigh Wulff
    Key Cast
    "Michelle"
  • Brendan Sweeney
    Executive Producers
  • Luke Wyatt
    Producer
  • Tara Wyatt
    Producer
  • Brendan Riel
    Producer
  • Brendan Sweeney
    Director
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  • Brendan Sweeney
    Writer
  • Tara Wyatt
    Unit Production Manager
  • Luke Wyatt
    Assistant Directors
  • Brendan Riel
    Director of Photography
  • Allen Chodakowski
    1st Assistant Camera
  • Greg Unger
    2nd Assistant Camera
  • Bobby Baldanza
    Gaffer
  • Andrew Stavis
    Key Grip
  • Ryan Saddler
    Grip & Electric Swing
  • Ashley Besh
    Hair & Makeup
  • Christopher Marino
    Sound Recordist
  • Brendan Sweeney
    Editor
  • Christopher Marino
    Sound Designer
  • Jacob McKee
    Colorist
  • Christian Pittman
    Production Assistant
  • Nora Sweeney
    Production Assistant
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Drama
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 27, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Arri Alexa (S16 Mode)
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Fear No Film
    Salt Lake City
    United States
    June 20, 2019
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Oaxaca Film Festival
    Oaxaca
    Mexico
    October 4, 2019
    Mexico Premiere
    Official Selection
  • jellyFEST - Season 4
    Los Angeles
    United States
    August 17, 2019
    Semi-Finalist Selection
  • Los Angeles Cinefest
    Los Angeles
    United States
    January 20, 2020
    Semi-Finalist Selection
Director Biography - Brendan Sweeney

Brendan is a passionate filmmaker and director. His talents are in the technical fields of filmmaking, from directing to cinematography. His extensive technical background contributes to his original and collaborative works, which are known for their visually pleasing plots and alluring sequences.

Born and raised in Belvidere, NJ, he was inspired by movies at a young age. His father took him to the movie theater once a week, and this is where his passion began. Filmmakers like Stanley Kubrick, Terrence Malick, and Peter Jackson sparked a flame inside of him. Brendan moved to Pittsburgh, PA where he attended film school and began directing pieces including short films and commercials. Now living in Los Angeles, Brendan has worked in various positions on set learning from some of the best in the industry. Specifically he has had the opportunity to learn under world-renowned cinematographer, Shane Hurlbut, ASC as his assistant. He helped Shane prep for multiple commercials and feature films getting a firsthand look into industry. He continues to direct music videos, commercial campaigns, and narrative pieces.

Website: www.brendanjsweeney.com
Instagram: @brenpancake
Facebook: www.facebook.com/brendanjamessweeney
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Director Statement

The idea for Impossibility:Possibility arose one evening at a restaurant when I looked around to see everyone glued to their cellphones. In that moment, I wondered what a future where humans are 100% dependent on technology would look like: what this technology would be and how would it be applied to our lives?

Just how narcotics or alcohol can become addicting, I see present-day similarities to the relationship we have with our cell phones and current technology. This script was developed with this idea in mind, and how addiction is used for many to cope with depression or personal loss. We are currently at a turning point in the world of technology and how it is used it in our day-to-day lives. Our youth is growing up in the digital world and are surrounded by screens, computers, and gadgets from birth, which I see leading quickly to dependence.

The experience that is communicated through Impossibility:Possibility is a paradox, the feeling of being stuck in a loop of horror. The film is meant to be a glimpse into a man’s life after the loss of his wife, a constant cycle of love versus loss caused by his addiction to a new form of technology.

-- Brendan Sweeney