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Reflections of a Life (2006)

"Reflections of a Life" is an intimate portrait of a woman's life. This narrative short film chooses an experimental approach that confines the story to a single location, as well as ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Bryan (as Fredric Lane)
Michael Chanslor ...
Wesley Harris ...
Minister Harris
Kip G. Parrott ...
Best Man (as Kipley Parrott)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ed Brown ...
Wedding Guest
Wedding Guest
Kiah Candell-Vastine ...
Wedding Guest
Kevin Courtright ...
Robin Cruea-Bray ...
Wedding Guest
Wedding Guest
Wedding Guest


"Reflections of a Life" is an intimate portrait of a woman's life. This narrative short film chooses an experimental approach that confines the story to a single location, as well as positioning the camera in one fixed spot, all with the intent to maximize the emotion and intimacy the audience feels. How much more personal can you get than to spend time with a woman, facing herself in the bathroom mirror? For this is where she puts on her public face and confronts her private fears alone. To further amplify the drama, the film takes the heroine through a life-changing experience ... the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. In this way, as well as through the eyes of her family, lover and closest friends, we truly come to know this woman, Taylor, in a manner usually reserved for only the most special people in our lives. Thus, the filmmaker's vision is accomplished: that the audience will walk out of the screening of this movie feeling as though they have a sister, mother, wife, ... Written by Kathi Carey

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It's Not What You See...It's What You Don't


Short | Drama



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Release Date:

23 February 2006 (USA)  »

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$50,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The entire film, with the exception of the two flashbacks, was shot in one location with one fixed camera position. It was shot with 15 35mm lenses using a P+S Technik adapter on a Panasonic DVX100-A which is what gives it the "look" of having many different camera set-ups. But, really, the camera was "fixed" in one position for the entire film. The location was a relative's master bathroom/master bedroom and he held up listing his home for sale an extra week so that filming could take place. See more »

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20 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think this is a film for all adults to see. With one in nine women getting breast cancer, I believe the film teaches a lot about dignity and caring for one another in sickness. It's a must for anyone who has a loved one going through breast cancer. There's some very subtle do and don'ts that this film teaches about respecting the wishes of the sick.

The music was appropriate and not too sappy. Well shot, well written, well thought out. Excellent acting. The make up was incredible. surprising to find out that that it was makeup and that the lead actress is not a cancer survivor herself. (Thank God.) Get the Kleenex; watch a great film.

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