01 Mar «Walking in the Wrong Direction» by Lisa Singletary
“Walking in the Wrong Direction” is a poignantly beautiful short film that addresses the complexities of human relationships and the consequences of keeping our true feelings hidden as it explores the complexities of friendship, love, and loss between two young women in today’s world.
Set on Halloween night, the film follows Claire who is interrupted by an unexpected visit from Trina, a close childhood friend of Claire’s, as well as her brother who we learn has recently passed away.
An emotional confrontation ensues that forces both women to confront their true feelings, with devastating consequences.
The film’s protagonist, Claire, is brilliantly portrayed as a young woman struggling with her emotions and the consequences of her actions. Her bright green sweatshirt with a skeleton motif serves as a metaphor for the emotional armor she wears to protect herself from the world around her.
The tension between Claire and her childhood friend Trina is palpable from the moment Trina arrives at Claire’s doorstep, and the audience is left on edge as Claire slowly reveals her true feelings.
Combining her own personal, contemporary, and clear voice with the lessons learned from the masters of the American indie, author and director Lisa Singletary entrusts this personal story of unspoken words and inescapable clashes of desire to the natural yet intense performance of her cast.
“Walking in the Wrong Direction” is a timeless story of love, loss, and the courage it takes to be true to oneself, unmissable for anyone who has ever struggled with their emotions and will leave you with a sense of hope and uncertainty.