THAT’S WHAT SHE TOLD ME… is loosely based on my own experience having never met my biological father, and how growing up with this knowledge or lack thereof colored everything in my world. I also grew up in a household filled with the music of Johnny Cash…hence the character of the Ghost of Johnny Cash!
It is a story that I had rolling around in my head from as long as I can remember. The kernel of it came from a recurring dream I had as a child, about waltzing with my father on a sea of floating phone books. I have tried to capture the story starting from this strange and wonderful idea in a short film. Together with my director, Kim Cummings we were able to bring out Carly’s search for love and answers, in a unique and unusual way. Sometimes the love that we search for, or think we are missing is right in front of us the whole time. It is our hope that the film will resonate with many people who might not know their true roots and that who will embrace the idea that family happens wherever you make it.