It's A Mess
SHORT FILM // FESTIVAL SUBMITTED // 30 MIN TRT
PRODUCTION COMPANY // Betterdays
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER // Nat Prinzi
PRODUCERS // Owen Rosenblum, Nat Prinzi, Christopher Yoon
DIRECTED BY // Frank Prinzi
WRITTEN BY // Frank Prinzi & Bill Wilson
STARRING // Vincent D'onofrio, Eva & Lucia Prinzi, Ken Dashow
A homeless man (Vincent D'Onofrio) with a troubled past...two young sisters with a dark secret...part modern day fairytale, part ode to the solitude of New York City nights...IT'S A MESS is a study of the loneliness that comes from knowing that in this "civilized" world, innocence and evil are separated only by a fine mist that dissipates after sunset.
IT'S A MESS is a fantasy but its themes are all too real: lonely, damaged, and defeated people, searching for any morsel of compassion and meaning. Finding purpose is rarely easy. If we’re lucky, we find someone to help open our eyes to it. A friendship, no matter how strange or unlikely, is still a treasured oasis for a lonely soul.
We're all troubled by the state of our world: the glorification of greed and selfishness and the loneliness and alienation that result. Anyone who observes the world can see that it’s a mess... but it’s our mess, tragic and beautiful - something we all need to face in order to survive and change.