Aspiring Writer/Director Michelle Larkin Seeks Funding via Kickstarter for Her Upcoming Short Film "Lay It on Me"

If this mattress could talk.... It would share a series of sincere, relatable stories about the human condition.


Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/14/2014 -- This short film is an allegory for the deteriorating nature of the human condition and at the same time, a multigenerational commentary on the ubiquity of human experience. The mattress is the protagonist, if you will. The mattress is a symbol embodying each story and it's secrets, passions, sorrows and stains that life imprints on our souls.

The short anthropomorphizes the mattress. Michelle plans to shoot a large portion of the film from the mattress's POV. It's a character that responds to it's surroundings. It has a visual point of view but also a philosophical perspective. It travels through the generations crossing an array of indelible characters that span from the 1970's to present day. 

The mattress is the only constant throughout the film, silently narrating the pursuit for the meaning of life, the search for gratification, the sense of wonder, the times of isolation, the cycle of life, and the inevitability of death. These stories take on a unique perspective being told primarily from the mattresses vantage point.

The film is loosely inspired by true events as well as one of my favorite books; "The Giving Tree," and one of my favorite childhood movies; "The Red Balloon."  The mattress like “The Giving Tree,” and “The Red Balloon takes on human like qualities as it comforts and moves in and out of it’s owner’s lives.

With funds provided by this campaign, Michelle will have the best chance to pool all her resources together and tell an incredible story. She has secured the actors, the gear, the locations, the crew and adequate funding will green light the entire project.

This project will only be funded if at least$27,000 is pledged by Fri, Mar 14 2014 5:54 AM +05:30.

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