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That Touch

THAT TOUCH is an impressionistic portrayal of the long-term trauma experienced by victims of sexual assault conveyed through movement and voice.

  • Vineet Verma
  • Vineet Verma
  • Vineet Verma
  • Tiffany Tenille
    Key Cast
  • Esther Mira
    Key Cast
  • Mona Arkin
    Key Cast
  • Johanna Antilla
    Key Cast
  • Tita Sapag
    Key Cast
  • Aria McKenna
    Voice Over
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 25, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    4K Digital
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Director Biography - Vineet Verma

Vineet Verma is an independent film maker based in Los Angeles. Originally from India, Vineet has lived in different cities for work and education. Vineet’s ability to empathies with the subject allows him to be responsive and open to film making ideas. These qualities leads him to create diverse projects with focus on further improving the story of the context. He strives to narrate a story and define it in every detail.

An extensive experience in Directing, film production, stop motion and variety of animation mediums lead him to progressively develop projects for names as Stella Artois, Glamour Magazine, GQ Magazine, Yahoo, Jbrand, Christian Louboutin, Nine West and more. His animated and live action projects, some of which are WordWorld for PBS , MBC (Disney XD), Alpha and Omega 3D (Lionsgate Productions) and more have been broadcasted on MTV, VH1, PBS, Disney XD, AdultSwim and Theaters.

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Director Statement

This project is an attempt to portray the trauma that a sexually assaulted victim goes through. How an unwanted touch lingers way longer than we imagine it does; in the form of guilt, anger, disgust, and fear.

With “That Touch” I did not take a typical talking-heads approach but, instead, I tried showing emotions with the help of lights and choreographed movements performed by females of different ethnicity. The expression was then voiced by a single person, showing similarity in pain and suffering regardless of their background.