Thinking Out Loud

Thinking Out Loud is a comedic short about what would happen if our thoughts could be heard. It’s about the dichotomy between the voice of reason-–Sofia, our main character–and the voice of the unedited unconscious–-Mallory, Sofia’s angel. Because Sofia is the only one who cannot hear her voice, she is unable to understand people’s reaction when they hear the outrageous opinions of Mallory. In her quest for understanding these rejections, she comes across Rachel, who guides her to the ultimate mentor, Dr. Martin White, who cured Rachel of the same ailment, and eventually teaches Sofia to live in harmony with her loud thoughts.

  • Wendy White
    Director
  • Marilu Holmes
    Director
  • Wendy White
    Writer
  • Marilu Holmes
    Writer
  • Marilu Holmes
    Producer
  • Wendy White
    Producer
  • Marilu Holmes
    Key Cast
    "Sofia (lead)"
  • James Kelly
    Editor
  • James Kelly
    Sound
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 15, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    iPhone 6s
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Wendy White, Marilu Holmes

MARILU HOLMES holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Universidad Central de Venezuela and an Associate of Applied Science degree in film and TV production. She spent four years writing for a Venezuelan news radio station and a year as a reporter for a local TV channel before moving to the United States in 2000. She began writing in English in 2011 when she created her blog, "Downloads of Wisdom." Her style is succinct and honest, philosophical and practical, always self-reflecting about this human experience. In 2015, she self-published her first book—What’s In the Way of Your Happiness?—now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Marilu has performed in local community theatres as a professional improviser for the past four years. Thinking Out Loud is her first film, exclusively done with an iPhone 6s.

WENDY WHITE was born in Rockaway Beach, New York, Wendy’s palette and writings are strongly influenced by her early environment of living by the sea. Her father was a painter and while she was growing up, she and her twin brother would frequently model for him as he painted. During her teen years, her father became blind, and she became her “father’s eyes.” She received a full academic scholarship to Barnard College of Columbia University where she fulfilled her medical school requirements hoping to find a cure for her father’s blindness. Her father regained his vision in one eye during her sophomore year at the same time she was studying painting with her mentor at Barnard, the abstract expressionist painter, Milton Resnick. Due to Milton’s continual inspiration and encouragement she rediscovered the light from her childhood, and began fully developing her abstract impressionist style paramount in her work today.
Since graduating from Barnard in 1981, Ms. White had exhibitions in galleries in New York City, Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Finland, Buenos Aires and Switzerland; having sold over 160 canvases with over 95 exhibitions. She was awarded a government-sponsored show by the VKI Center in Copenhagen, Denmark where she exhibited 40 new canvases and was funded for her stay in May 1987.
Ms. White has written over 120 one-act plays and was a resident playwright, curator, and director at the Kraine Theater in the East Village of New York City from 1984 to 1992, and at the Expanded Arts Theater Company from 1994 to 2001, in the Lower East Side of New York City. Her off-Broadway productions are the base for her new venue at the New Light Studio in Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida.
She is the co-founder and President of the New Light Foundation, Inc. www.newlightgallery.org, a non-profit corporation dedicated to helping young people pursue an education regardless of their financial circumstances. New Light donates a percentage of its art sales and theater ticket sales to its scholarship fund.
Ms. White is inspired by the old masters as well as the modern-day expressionists and is fully committed to paint and write to utilize her gifts for the better good of the world. She continues to foster her dream of international cultural exchanges in order to create a universal bridge of peace between all the countries of the world.

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Director Statement

I’ve always been fascinated by the effects of politeness in relationships. How many times have we felt forced to say what we don’t mean to avoid scrutiny or to protect people’s feelings. I wanted to put to the test what would happen if the only option was, to tell the truth in a world where political correctness often trumps honesty.
Motivation: I think that we build our lives around the stories that we believe are true and that only self-reflection gives us the power to change them. This short intends to inspire that reflection, to make us wonder if our relationships could benefit from a bit more honesty.