Suspecting  the  mail lady  is delivering love letters to his mother, a  tenacious young  boy seeks help  from an  unhinged neighbor in an attempt to ease tensions at home.

 

Project - Short Film

Director - Michelle Cutolo

Writers - T Zhang & Michelle Cutolo

Production Company - Jabamag Productions

 

Director’s statement: 

The Mail Lady is a dark comedic tale from a child’s perspective.  A statement about the importance of communicating with your children.  From  my  experience, a  child will  often make  their parent's problems  their own, become destructive, and sometimes self-destruct.  With the  satirical elements of our world in mind, I play with the disparity of a flawed household in a “perfect” suburbia.   

One  of  the  things  I find  most  interesting  about  The  Mail Lady,  is  young Billy’s genuine  attempt  to  help  his  family. Unlike others, Billy  doesn’t  seek attention, but  confronts  what  he  sees  as  the cause of the problem.  A very grown-up thing  to do  for  a  little  man,  but  dangerous  when still  learning  about consequence.  At  the  conclusion  of  the film, I found it  necessary to make the stakes  high, because  when  a  child loses  their innocence,  it’s  gone  forever.  The Mail Lady has elements of  dark comedy, drama, and  thriller, and I hope you laugh, gasp, and are horrified beyond measure!

 

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