After 15 years of ignoring the memory of my insane mother, I set out to face her - and myself - in an effort to love and forgive my childhood trauma. But before I could get there ..she went missing.

After returning from Canada having failed two trips trying to find her- I found myself in a psychological dilemma: I no longer had excuses to give myself ~ for anything.

On my journey of forgiveness I faced all my conditionings that I had created in my head. In forgiving her I discovered that unconditional love was beneath my blame towards her. It had always existed. And I had just been in denial of it, and the truth within me.

Join me in unfolding awareness as I learn what a world with no excuses looks like, while I journey within to forgive -and love- myself.

The True Self,

  • Shaun Thomas Villafana
  • Shaun Thomas Villafana
  • Shaun Thomas Villafana
  • Shaun Thomas Villafana
    Key Cast
  • Robert Amacker
    Sound Score
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  • Genres:
    Psychological, Drama, Awakening, Humanitarian Challenge
  • Runtime:
    53 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 31, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Multi-format
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Director Biography - Shaun Thomas Villafana

Born and raised in Maui, HI until 15 years old, then moved to San Jose California where I matured. At the age of 28 I began my spiritual/psychological journey of awakening.

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Director Statement

Although the image to the side is not a picture of me - it is a picture of my most loved kitty "Tyler Durden". Isn't he most fluff? If you would like to see a picture of me I have prepared a personal showcase feature ~ featuring a multitude of pictures of me, in a quick-paced manner.

Please watch the film for more details!