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Whispers of Life (2013)

After a gay teenager is threatened by bullies, a stranger steps into the young man's life and actively uses the power of imagination to challenges his thoughts of suicide.

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3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Tom
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Charles
Aaron Rota ...
Bully
Veronica Jeske ...
Jules
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Spirit
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Deep in his thoughts and enjoying the peaceful surroundings, Tom, a gay teenager, is jolted out of his quaint and meditative park retreat by painful and homophobic words from his classmate. A few benches over, sits Charles, a man in his late forties, who witnesses the bullying. After the bullies leave, and to Tom's surprise, Charles appears right next to him. The two strike up a conversation that quickly turns serious when Tom asks if Charles has ever thought about suicide. In this magical story about the interdependence of imagination and survival, and their life-changing connection, the boundaries between stranger/friend and survival/suicide are challenged when Charles takes Tom on a fantastical journey into Tom's imagination that will forever alter the course of Tom's future and life. Written by Florian Halbedl

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There Will Be A Tomorrow

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Short | Drama | Fantasy

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21 September 2013 (USA)  »

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CAD 10,000 (estimated)
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16:9 HD
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Whispers of Life was selected a "Festival Favorite" by the audience at Cinema Diverse: Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. See more »

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The film powerfully addresses the issue of queer youth bullying/suicide.
23 October 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Whispers of Life is an inspirational film with an important message. Queer youth suicide/bullying needs to be recognized, and Whispers of Life does a fantastic job in addressing this issue. The film is about family, love, belonging, and hope. It is breathtaking, imaginative, and risk- taking. Florian's writing is both craft and art. Overall, the film is visually stunning and is able to capture so much in a such a short space. Finally, the performance by Patrick Gilmore and Travis Nelson is not only believable but moving. I strongly recommend this film and I believe that it has the power to make a difference. As an aspiring educator, I plan on referring to this film because of its educational purpose and value.


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