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Thank You, Neck

'Thank You, Neck' is a coming of age drama that follows the journey of a young designer Sophie after she receives a cancer diagnosis.

  • Marion Forbes
    Canary, Timbre, Artifacts
  • Marion Forbes
    Canary, Timbre, Artifacts
  • Kelsey Scult
    Slice, Benediction, Her Teeth and Where to Find Them
  • Marion Forbes
    Canary, Timbre, Artifacts
  • Ashley Shelton
    Key Cast
    Something, Anything (2014); A Little Prayer (2023)
  • Laura Cayouette
    Key Cast
    Django Unchained, Queen Sugar
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 18, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - The University of New Orleans
Director Biography - Marion Forbes

Marion Forbes is a director, producer, and writer living and working in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Marion takes an interdisciplinary approach to filmmaking and design - drawing from experience as a musician, printmaker, weaver, and long time film lover. Her stories center around small moments in life that can have an oversized and, sometimes, surprising impact.

'Thank You, Neck' will serve as Marion’s graduate thesis film based loosely on her own experience with thyroid cancer.

Her previous three films have garnered awards and recognition nationally. 'Timbre' and 'Artifacts' can be seen on the independent streaming service, iNDIEFLIX.

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Director Statement

This film is special in many ways as it tells my story and marks a significant moment in my filmmaking career - transitioning my work from the built environment to the screen.