The cover of my new short film, Next To Her, has just been finalized. The official release date is set for January 31.
Though small in size, Next To Her is important to me as it is based on my grandfather's last years of his life. When he was terminally ill, I was surprised to see how rude my grandmother was to him, and how much she hurt him, both physically and emotionally. This was only because she was exhausted and didn't know how to handle the situation. Yet, she never gave up on my grandfather. She could have easily put him in the hospital and have professionals take care of him, but her love was so strong that she wanted to be there for him as long as she could. Next To Her is a reflection of those observations. It's hard at times, but also sweet. Just like life itself...
And, of course, I couldn't help but sneak in a big part for Avalon in the story.
The film based on the script is officially in pre-production. I'll keep you all updated with set photos and official release dates.
Meanwhile, the script of Next To Her is available for pre-order if you're interested: