Figments of a Father
When Christopher Robinson, an aspiring entrepreneur and unsettled father, arrives at an opulent hotel to pitch his business idea to Doctor Schneider, he is forced to realize that the entire foundation of his reality is false, and must choose whether to return to his family or to remain in the safer, logical world of his delusion.
Director: Kyle Turgeon
Writer: Kyle Turgeon
Year of Release: 2013
Running Time: 19
New England Connection: With the exception of a couple LA and NYC folks, the entire crew and cast was from New England, and the entire film was shot on location in New Hampshire.
Director(s) Bio:: Kyle Turgeon is a filmmaker, and was born and raised in NH. Turgeon studied film at NYU and dropped out after his second year upon realizing just how much money $62,000 a year actually is. He freelanced in NH part time for a few years, and then took the plunge and raised $10,000 on Kickstarter to make his first post-collegiate film, Figments of a Father. After taking that around to northeastern film festivals, Turgeon moved to Nashville, Tennessee in December of 2013 and started freelancing full time.
Turgeon believes that story is fundamental to how we as humans contextualize the world around us. He thinks it helps us understand where we come from, who we are, and where we’re trying to go. In the stories that he tells, Turgeon uses his own experience, his own skills, and his own struggle to show you the world from a different perspective. He tries to inject story into everything that he makes so that you as a viewer leave with a greater understanding of the world, a particular subject, or yourself.