While enrolled in an intermediate film production class while I attended Hofstra University, I was tasked with the project of telling a story using only visuals.
That story was called PORCH.
Written by David Yurman, the original concept was simple - An older man who watches life go by from the comfort of his porch. You can see the original film here.
PORCH is the story of an elderly man and his granddaughter as they confront their loneliness and their depression in their efforts to reconnect.
Andrew ‘Dew’ Schofield has spent his entire life taking care of others; his children, his granddaughter, and even his wife after she got sick. Now that his kids are grown and his wife has passed, Dew finds himself living alone in his familiar little suburb, with only his memories and the quiet teenager next door to keep him company. When his granddaughter comes to visit in between apartments, they will both face the deep-rooted loneliness they’ve spent so long trying to bury.
PORCH is a film that I had every intention of adapting. After reading the original script written by David for the initial project, I knew I would one day adapt this into a proper short film.
That time is now.
We're unveiling our latest upcoming project, PORCH. This vision is the culmination of two years of writing and development, and now we need your help to make it a reality. PORCH is the story of a young woman and her aging grandfather as they try to reconnect in the face of their loneliness and depression. If you're curious about the project or eager to donate, check out our Indiegogo page for a message from the filmmakers, interviews with the cast, and a sample scene from the film. But most importantly, please share! We need as many supporters as possible to bring this dream of ours to the screen. Follow us @gounderscore for more updates.