Iris Prize Shorts 2015

Charlie

Iris Prize Shorts Programme 1
Charlie is the story of a young man who goes hysterically mute when choosing to leave his abusive past behind.

DIRECTOR: Shawn Ryan
USA, 22min

Iris Prize Shorts Programme 1

No one ever listened to Charlie, until he stopped talking.  Charlie is the story of a young man who goes hysterically mute when choosing to leave his abusive past behind. It’s Christmas Eve as he stumbles upon the Sanderson family, who take him in as their own.

Charlie’s silence acts as a mirror for the Sanderson family, who discovers what bravery, compassion, and accepting one’s self are all about. Starring Shawn Ryan (Bones), Jim O’Heir (Parks and Rec), Mo Collins (MADtv), and Golden Globe Nominee Andrea Marcovicci.