Experiencing Interruptions?

Unspoken Tears

Lexy, who has difficulty expressing her emotions, loses her best friend Casey. Struggling to write a eulogy for the wake, Casey's brother helps her learn how to express what she feels, and by the time the wake comes around, she is ready to open up.

  • Jessica Marcela Torres
  • Jessica Marcela Torres
  • Adlih Torres
    Key Cast
  • Cooper Tomlinson
    Key Cast
  • Maria Fernandez Prieto
    Key Cast
  • Roman Broussard
    Key Cast
  • Deanté Gray
    Director of Photography
  • Jessica Marcela Torres
  • Jessica Marcela Torres
  • Curry Barker
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Suicide, mental health
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 4, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    800 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • South Shore Film Festival
    Mastic, NY
    United States
    Finalist - Best Student Film

  • Lift-Off Sessions 2020

Director Biography - Jessica Marcela Torres

Jessica is a dedicated independent filmmaker from Morristown, New Jersey. Having won 3rd place for her documentary "Hello my name is...", technical merit for "Toxic" and 2nd place for her documentary "A Better Day" as a high schooler at the Annual Morristown High School Film Festival, Jessica decided to pursue a career in filmmaking at Ithaca College. After delving into the television world, Jessica continued exploring the basics of filmmaking at New York Film Academy in Los Angeles where she earned her master's degree and found her love for assistant directing. Today, Jessica continues her filmmaking career as a freelance assistant editor and assistant director.

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Director Statement

I made this film to explore what someone like me, who has difficulty expressing any feelings, would react to someone close to them passing away. I also wanted to explore the aftermath of what suicide might look like. Suicide was a relevant topic at the time of writing the script and every time I would hear about it my one question would always be "why?" This is a question many people usually have when something like suicide occurs, which is something else I wanted to explore; the 'why'.

After finishing the film, many felt moved by it and had sympathy for the protagonist, so with this film being one part of the puzzle, I made another film in which we see the actual person committing suicide. To my surprise, there was far less compassion for that protagonist. I'm continuing my exploration by continuing to write different situations of a topic such as this one. Maybe those who watch will realize there are far more people close to them that can relate to the causes of suicide, such as depression and loneliness.