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things that fall
THINGS THAT FALL is a romantic short film about a college student haunted by auditory hallucinations of schizophrenia who finds a connection with a deaf classmate in a library and makes a lot of noise to get her attention.
Its story sheds a positive light on the world of mental illness and deaf/hard of hearing, while remaining true to a fun and powerful meet-cute film.
Things That Fall" is a love story about outsiders - one deaf and one with auditory psychosis - who find each other. Alex, haunted by the auditory hallucinations of schizophrenia, retracts from connecting to others and uses music to drown the voices out. It's until he comes across Carly, a deaf classmate, who needs help in a library that he must decide to take a risk to reach out and connect.
A winner of the Stage 32 Short Film Contest, the AT&T Film Awards, and made the longlist as an Official Submission of the 92nd Academy Awards for Best Live Action Short Film.