WHY IMAGINED?

IMAGINED CAME FROM THE SIMPLE AND POWERFUL DRIVE TO MAKE A FIRST FEATURE FILM.

 

My joy comes from bringing ideas to life, and I have always been taught the way to grow was by stepping forward and making things happen. The start of this process came from the decision to act, followed by the story and its development.

 

THE STORY OF IMAGINED IS A CLASH OF ADULTHOOD AND CHILDHOOD.

 

It explores different levels of human emotions, from the simple beauty of a child’s point of view to the complex pain of an adult trying to hide from the rest of the world. In the midst of the fun and mayhem of this story, watching two generations collide and effect one another is where the heart of this story lies. I feel a particular connection with Kal, the imaginary friend in this film, because I long to explore and play in our big, frightening world. Her innocence and emotional purity are traits that are often looked down upon when in certain moments they should be commended.

 


THIS PROJECT IS A BEGINNING.

Imagined is a first feature film that will build into many more in the future. Our production was small, completed with hundreds of hours given from creative people who believe in the story, and now it is moving right along through the post production process. I look forward to watching this film fly.

TORI LAYNE

DIRECTOR