Indie Film Review – We Are the Sea
Director: Neil Truglio
This is a good film…actually good is an understatement. Director (Neil Truglio) did some things with this film that had me on the edge of my seat and drove me crazy (in a good way).
We Are The Sea is about an emotionally absent father and english teacher named Sean (Jeff Childress) who spends most of the film regretting how his life turned out and missing out on the beauty around him and in his life. I don’t want to give things away but I will say that as Sean learned to forgive himself for his mistakes he starts to come out of his funk. Childress played Sean in such an awkward and closed in way it was truly an emotional release for me when he started to live his life. I cried when he started to expand.
The film was written and based off of Sub Pop group Iron & Wine’s music. The music provided the necessary background and truly captured the bleak depression of the character. The perfect soundtrack. So perfect in fact, it helped drag me down into Sean’s depressed mind state. I felt like Atreyu trying to fight the nothing. I couldn’t…so I cried.
Review By: Carolina Jones