Mission StatementInspired by my time working as a singing telegram performer (read: out of work actor), this film is an earnest critique of the constant hustle mentality that burns so many of us out. My goal is to make all of us feel less alone in a city and world of strangers. Oh, and to make you lol...
About The Project
MESSAGE: PLEASE CONSIDER THIS YOUR PERSONAL TELEGRAM INVITATION TO BE PART OF THIS DELIGHTFUL, WHIMSICAL AND HEARTWARMING STORY ABOUT WHAT LOVING SOMEONE ACTUALLY MEANS.
WITH LOVE: EDDIE & TEAM
This film follows our thirty-year-old protaganist, Matt, and his inability to get himself out of a rut he's put himself in. It's a dreadful feeling that so many of us have experienced - when we're meant to have 'come of age' and yet you're stuck in a sort of limbo where you're a full-blown adult but your life (especially if you're gay) doesn't quite look like the idea of success you had as a kid.
The love story between Matt and his long-term boyfriend Daniel, explores what a lot of my contemporaries feel: a race to the top where you don't even know what direction you're meant to be running in. It can be overwhelming, and that's certainley the case for Matt.
He's stuck in a less-than-ideal job where he feels his artistry is going to waste and his life is without meaning. That is, until he performs a telegram so special (yes, this part happened in real life) that Matt WAKES UP and realizes all the great things in his life he's been missing out on by focussing so intently on all the negatives.
As filmmakers, we have the opportunity and responsibility to tell our stories because there's always someone out there who will benefit from hearing it. Especially now, in a time when QUEER VOICES are being amplified, we are passionate about boosting that signal and sharing our stories that for so long, had no audience.
Connection is a major theme of the film and of life right now, particuarly as so many of us are learning to re-connect with society after being relegated to relative isolation.
FOMO or 'Fear of missing out' is a phenomenon many of us, in this age of social media, struggle with. The Singing Telegram speaks to this, as our protaganist learns that one way to ensure he'll stay unhappy is to be always looking for the next best thing.
Now is the time to use this 'reset' we've all gone through and decide how you want to view your life because that will, in fact, be your reality.
The inspiration for this film comes from the real-life singing telegram business me and my real-life fiance started years ago with the goal of providing me a side-hustle while auditioning, where I could be my own boss. Turns out, it offered a whole lot more to me - inspiration for this story!
--Eddie shooting a Commerical AS A SINGING TELEGRAM PERFORMER (!) IN 2020--
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