Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Thanks for joining us here at the official production blog for our short film Finding June. Our Kickstarter has gone LIVE! Check us out, we are LAUNCHED. This story is close to our hearts, and is inspired by an an exceptional group of women who founded Pink Wings of Hope, a support group for women with breast cancer who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. This story follows a young woman named June, who has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, is beginning a process of a surgery, and attending a support group. Her care, and her support meetings, are facilitated by an interpreter. What this creates is a unique communication dynamic, and is the platform from which we will explore the concept of communication itself. While June's circumstances seem a natural place for language barrier and cultural misunderstanding, the story does not stop there. Through her relationship with her brother, with an old friend, what she learns about other members in the group, and ultimately what she learns about herself, we come to realize that understanding one another is less about shared literal language, and more about shared experience and empathy. Stay tuned, we'll be back soon with news on our pre-production process. 28 days to go!