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
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!