Faceless, but Remembered
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It's New Years Eve. Camp Bragg is just getting back out into the world after receiving a kidney transplant. He gets called in to work at a gas station with his Uncle Ellis, a transplant recipient 20 years prior. As Camp tries to talk honestly about his views on his transplant, Ellis becomes increasingly aggressive, stopping at nothing to force Camp to see things his way in a nightmare game of wits, loyalty, fear, and survival.
DIRECTOR'S STATEMENTRight before starting college, I was diagnosed with Chronic kidney disease. For a while, it didn't seem to make a huge impact on my life, until the time came to have a transplant. I had just finished my first year at Chapman University when I had to leave indefinitely. The 7 years since being diagnosed had been a time where you go off, wandering around, unsure of what to do with your life. In my mind, I rationalized that the "reason" I felt these things was because of CKD. I told myself that all of my sarcastic tendancies, angry thoughts, indecisive moments, ruminations - I would be happier, more creative, succesful, energetic once I had my "magic" transplant. Finally, on December 17, 2013, it happened. I went under. 7 years of build-up... And when I woke up, nothing had changed. I was still worrying, complaining, but friends and family all believed I had just undergone a life-altering experience, that I was awakening in a field of flowers. I became defensive. I was still me, and I wasn't sure if I liked that. People seemed like they wanted for me to be brainwashed and I couldn't figure out if they had brainwashed themselves. Through the first year, I learned a tremendous amount about what people do and do not understand about kidney transplant, and Faceless, but Remembered is my way of letting people know what it's like in those early months after transplant, as well as encouring transplant recipients to open up about their experiences. We have to allow all views. "Faceless" plays out like a horror/thriller. I want to place you in the minds of countless people across the world, where everything around you doesn't feel quite like reality, and it's scarier than you thought.
Director/ Writer - Shelby Baldock
Producer - Gina Yull
Director of Photography - Matthew Tanner
Production Designer - Joy Sanwo
Editor - Ting Yu
Ryan Caraway - Camp
Douglas Dickerman - Uncle Ellis
Taylor Owen - Anna
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