A short film by Joel Dunn
USA | 13min | 16:9 | Colour | 2019
Jolted by the sudden loss of her voice and her entire world unraveling, one woman struggles to keep her head above water in New York City while searching to rediscover her inner voice.
Fuzzy is the story of a young woman named Livia who wakes up one day to a world flipped completely upside-down and her entire life unraveling. Her voice is gone, her roommate is insane, and her boss is a monster. Livia struggles to keep her head above water as her dreams start fading away.
As all hope seems lost, a miracle appears in the form of a new friend, who forces Livia to confront her weaknesses, find her self-worth, and rebuild her into a confident adult with the strength to take on each day. But Livia will have to harness all of her courage to confront her toughest obstacle. The one person who caused this whole mess in the first place.
Joel Dunn is an award-winning filmmaker based in New York City. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, he was selected for the prestigious SHOOT Magazine 2017 New Directors Showcase. Dunn’s commercial and music video work has amassed over 50 million views online, and he produced the Academy Award shortlisted film, KUSH. He is the recipient of production grants from the Kennedy/Marshall Company, and the Ben and Christine Stiller Trust.
ORIGINAL MUSIC BY
Alex Crow Reimers
PRODUCTION SOUND MIXER
POST SOUND MIXER AND EDITOR
It’s hard to live in a big city. It’s hard to find your voice when you’re drowning in a sea of noise from millions of people desperately trying to claw their way to the top.
It’s a struggle to keep your head above water when people constantly try to take advantage of you at every turn, use you then dump you, and turn a deaf ear on your dreams.
And all too often we are alone on this journey – our phone calls go unanswered, emails ignored, and texts float away into nothingness. All we are left with is us, and sometimes we are not good enough for ourselves. How do we find the strength to carry on? Where do we go to find our sense of self-worth? Is there anyone out there who will listen to our hearts?
This is the story of Fuzzy, the journey of a young woman who wakes up to a world flipped completely upside down, and her entire life unraveling. Her journey, like many of our own, is one of doubt, uncertainty, and resilience.
Sometimes it takes the help of a special friend to rescue us from the darkness. A friend who knows the way, who can teach us to be strong and thrive on our own. For some, this special friend is Fuzzy.