Talented Filmmaker Creates Very Powerful Video about his Relationship with his Mom
Charles Frank grew older and he felt a certain disconnect to his family and past he couldn’t quite figure out. After all, he thought, his parents never even recorded any home movies. The ‘disconnect’ was not because of any dramatic or horrible reason, it just started slowly happening after he left home when he was 18. He was so focused on developing his career and his own ‘home’ that other relationships fell by the wayside.
Then one day, Charles’ mom asked for help in transferring old family movies to a hard drive. At the age of 21, Charles was stunned to discover he had access to childhood memories all along.
Craving even more insight into his past, Charles decided to dig into his cell phone — where he found 38 previously unheard voicemails. The messages were never opened, and most of them had been left over time by his mother, Dawn. The messages ranged from sweet and innocent to emotional and sentimental (she told him she “missed having a son” when he never responded to her calls). That’s when Charles realized it.
Charles, a talented Brooklyn-based filmmaker, created a short film entitled, “My Baby You’ll Be,” inspired by the home movies and voicemails he discovered three months ago. The film is narrated by Dawn’s actual voicemails and features clips from the home movies from Charles’ childhood.