My husband tells me that we created two meaningful things together: our son and this little film. It's such an honor to be included as a Louisiana Film Prize finalist and have the hard work the cast and crew committed to validated.
A Man of Limited Emotional Means is a project that had been in the back of my husband’s (Christopher Barrett, the film’s DP) mind for a while. It’s a semi-autobiographic story that needed to be told, it was just a matter of how and when. When the LA Film Prize was announced, it was the impetus we needed to have the film finally come to fruition. We’re thankful for that push!
I feel the story will really reach people. There is a lot there you can connect to. It’s the story of a mother’s struggle, the story of a man who is trying to find himself, the story of a boy who comes to the realization that his parents aren’t the perfect creatures he’s created in his mind. A Man of Limited Emotional Means is life in all of its harshness and complexities -- but shared in a very touching and approachable manner.
We'll be part of the Louisiana Film Prize Festival the weekend of October 5, 2012. See you there.