That Song

That Song is about desire, about different forms of desire. Sometimes it is spontaneous and liberating; other times, it can be manufactured and about something other than sex. Is sex ever just pure physical gratification? Can one ever truly know their partner's motive? It is the most intimate act; how much of it is shared, how much of it do you experience lonesome?

  • Molly Devon
    Key Cast
  • Peter Hoey
    Key Cast
    That's E
  • Jesse Dampolo
  • Sean Cunningham
  • Jesse Cook
  • Travis Trudell
    Visual Consultant
    Black Mass, The Finest Hours
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    Drama, Romance
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 33 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Jesse Dampolo

I'm a filmmaker from Stoneham Massachusetts. As far back as 7th grade Me and my best friend were writing down our favorite directors and studying the films of Gus Van Sant, Paul Thomas Anderson, and Spike Jonze. In High School I filmed skateboard videos and edited documentary footage in my TV class. Despite being passionate about filmmaking early on, the thought of myself being a filmmaker didn't click until almost a decade later at 25, when I went to BU's Center for Digital Arts. At this point I was a high school graduate working construction and editing sports highlights for fun, so I figured I'd go to school to edit sports documentaries, or highlight packages. On the first day one of my younger classmates said that he wanted to be a director, and make his own films, I scoffed at the possibility of becoming a Hollywood Director, but it was at this moment that I first genuinely considered the possibility of myself being an independent filmmaker. After graduation I was asked to work as a Teacher's Assistant for the next Digital Filmmaking class, this gave me an opportunity to not only gain more practice, but also helped me understand the craft even more through teaching basic principals myself. This is also where I met my filmmaking partner Jesse Cook. Months after graduation I would marry my high school sweetheart. By the next summer I was developing the idea that would become THERESA, a short film taking place mostly in a single apartment, with a single character, very little dialog, and using documentary camera techniques to provide viewers with a voyeuristic feel of watching this young woman. During post-production on THERESA my wife became pregnant with our son, putting the project on hold but also allowing it to marinate and change with new ideas and direction. The film you see now is much different than what it was originally written to be, and what it was originally shot as, and I couldn't imagine it any other way. With my son now born, THERESA finished, and production beginning on my new film ARNOLD I look forward to becoming a better filmmaker and experimenting with other artists.

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