To The Children I Once Loved

After being rendered deaf during an accident, Rudy must sit in silence as he watches his fractured mother attempt to steal a perfect family. He later realizes that his life is at risk at the hands of his mother.

  • Karen Ndubuisi
    Director
  • Karen Ndubuisi
    Writer
  • Tamia Atkins
    Producer
  • Charde Edney
    Producer
  • Isis Wells
    Director of Photography
  • Erin Davis
    Editor
  • Caleb Krasser
    Key Cast
    ""RUDY""
    Stranger Things
  • Bailey Paige
    Key Cast
    ""MOMMA""
  • Ronin Molaschi
    Key Cast
    ""ERIC""
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Sony A7 IV, RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Savannah College of Art and Design
Director Biography - Karen Ndubuisi

Karen Ndubuisi is a creative director, producer, and screenwriter with a focus in dramatic writing and film marketing. She is a senior at the Savannah College of Art and Design majoring in film and television. To The Children I Once Loved is about becoming reborn and rediscovering what beliefs and values bring purpose to your life life, and creating a voice for those who don't have one.

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Director Statement

As the director of "To the Children I Once Loved," I am honored to share with you the story of a 15-year-old deaf boy who must endure the cruelty of his delusional mother. Our film aims to portray this harrowing story through the perspective of the deaf child, which proved to be a unique and challenging task. We spent months planning and researching the intricacies of deafness, the nuances of sign language, and the complexities of portraying the world without sound. We were committed to authentically representing the deaf community, and we worked with deaf consultants to ensure that we were accurate and respectful in our portrayal. Our team was passionate about bringing this story to life, and we employed various techniques such as color grading, sound design, and production design to effectively convey the deaf child's point of view. The use of silence and stillness in the film was particularly impactful in highlighting the isolation and helplessness of the child in his desperate situation. This film would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of our dedicated cast and crew, who worked tirelessly to bring our vision to fruition. We are thrilled to share this story with audiences, and we hope that it will inspire empathy, understanding, and change.