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"A Mother's Soliloquy" is an experimental short film revolving around the cyclical nature of addiction, recovery, and relapse. The story follows a recovering alcoholic as she attempts to reconnect with her estranged son, tracking her journey through the steps of recovery. Told without dialogue, Soliloquy combines contemporary dance with a nonlinear narrative, stylistic world-building, and a deep, electronic score, relying on the human body as its own form of expression. The film explores the inner psyche of recovering addicts, shedding light on the emotional pain and familial disruption associated with addiction.

Los Angeles, CA, USA
My name is Cameron Kostopoulos (Κωστόπουλος). I practice storytelling across a range of mediums, with an emphasis on experimental and new media filmmaking. Currently, I am studying Film & Television Production at the University of Southern California, with a minor in Future Cinema. I was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, before moving to Los Angeles to pursue my art. Much of my childhood experience can be seen in my work; I have always found film as a means of expression first, and self-meditation second. My works fall across a range of themes, genres, and mediums, though all attempt to address the unanswerable absurdity of the human experience. Moving forward, I hope to continue telling stories that explore this human experience. Whether through a feature or an anthological web series, I hope to challenge the way in which film is both created and perceived in the general social framework. I hope to challenge convention, to generate discourse, and to connect with audiences in an ever-changing media landscape. more...

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