Documentary Short, MiniDV/ 16MM, B/W, trt 20:00 min
CHEEKS focuses on the psyche troubles of a southern New Jersey family, that from the outside appears to be completely normal. The film elegantly unveils the complex and disturbed family dynamics of a paranoid schizophrenic father, a
manic-depressive mother in relation to religion, music, dysfunctional relationships, suicide attempts,” secret societies” and their only son who wants out.
Tal Sharon & Daniel Barcelowsky Producers
Tal Sharon & Drew R. Figueroa
Moxie Films & Secret Society Productions
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Director of Photography
Matthew Polis, SoundSpace Studio
Christine Giorgio & Brad Kimbrough, Film Loft @ F/VA
CHEEKS is not out to judge or exploit this unique family situation but to explore the power of a family as a structure and its dynamics under these circumstances. The photographic style played a significant part in order to introduce the characters and to create the internal mood and environment that we captured during the principal photography process. The film strays away from the traditional documentary style by involving the camera that would translates the emotional state of mind of the family through cinematic tools. An equal significant part was to employ the musical elements, which serves the family an emotional escape. It was key to record and utilize the Cheeks music not only as a score, but also as dialogue.
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