Slamdance Film Festival
Director: Lindsey Martin
Using a combination of live action, animation and puppetry in this short film, Lindsey Martin offers the tale of a young girl (Molly McQuoid) who creates an imaginary earth-worm friend (voiced by Martina Plag) to help her make sense of a strange “love letter” from her father to her mother, but as the worm points out her concerns and fears around her parents’ seemingly doomed relationship, the girl must face the worm head on or risk being consumed by her own worry. Martin does well representing the confused anxiety of children, and the isolation that comes with being a product of a wrecked relationship. Though the puppetry isn’t the greatest, the building tension between the worm and the young girl is nicely filmed, and the emotions translate accurately to the audience.