Molasses is a story of frustration and fear- Frustration at an ineffective system, and fear of what bad things might happen to ones self or those who they love. This feeling of frustration and fear is something that I have felt has increasingly led to divisiveness in our country in recent years, and I wanted to try and capture that feeling with this film. On it's surface, the colorful army men, and incomprehensible high pitched voices make my film seem absurd and flippant. This is intentional. The actual reality is more absurd than anything I could write.