T H E I N U R I N G
A bullied teenage girl finally confronts her sister to drag their fractured past out into the light
The Inuring tells the story of ALEISHA, an eighteen-year-old girl who shares the family home with her twenty-five-year-old sister CLAUDETTE. Ever since their Father, TOM, passed away three years ago, the rift between the sisters has grown wider. Aloof to the outbursts and moods of her troubled younger sister, Claudette has instead turned her focus to transforming the once modern home with a vintage decor. She has one room left to infiltrate with her passion for nostalgia, Aleisha’s. But that room is already consumed by nostalgia, with Aleisha’s ache for the protective Father they have lost. Having raised his girls alone, the fragile Aleisha has been left to fend for herself, and has been losing the battle. After years of avoiding Claudette’s remonstrations, Aleisha reluctantly opens up, and their fractured past is finally dragged out into the light.
It was scored in Los Angeles by Amie Doherty (Fargo, America Gothic, I Tonya) and performed by a forty-piece orchestra for the film.
The Inuring screened at Oscar and BAFTA qualifying festivals. It won 20 awards at 60 film festivals – a one in three win ratio, and was selected as one of the 4 best short films of the year at the televised National Film Awards in London.
The English Riviera Film Festival
"The direction and shot choices were as much a part of this film’s power as their delivery. Something very special."
Creation International Film Festival
"One of the best short films of the year."
National Film Awards
"The strong and powerful message of this 10-minute short is simply too important for anyone to miss."
Vancouver Golden Panda International Film Festival
El Dorado Film Festival
"A powerful short film."
Liverpool Film Festival
Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival
"The manner in which the film is shot makes the story all the more powerful."
Link International Film Festival