AS ONE is a feel good movie – even when the subject matter is about cancer.
Writer and lead actress, Tawny Sorensen, has come up with a charming and heartwarming short film that explores a newly married couple who faces the unimaginable.
Mike (Nick Dillenburg) wants to run. It’s been a life long dream of his. He invites Jill (Tawny Sorensen) to join him in his passion and become his running partner. Jill states that “the only time you’ll ever see me running is if there’s zombies behind me”.
Love changes Jill’s heart and she is soon hitting the pavement with Mike – until he falls ill during a regular run.
The Cinematography (Charlotte Dupre) tells the hearbreaking story of Jill’s loss – through poignant shots – and quiet moments – which is powerful.
Composer Ryan Marth adds emotion to the film.
Mike says at the beginning of the film “I wonder why this is a ring finger?” – referring to his wedding band. Jill goes onto explain that “there’s a love vein that connects directly to the heart.”
Not long after, we see Mike tracing his ring finger up to his heart – while attached to an I.V. It’s in these moments this filmmaker reminds us that life changes on a dime.
Heartfelt performances by both Sorensen and Dillenburg. Dillenburg added a wonderful layer of charm to Mike which made him endearing. Sorensen’s pain was an internal struggle which was beautiful to watch.
The rest of Jill’s journey has you rooting for her til the very end – and you feel Mike is rooting for her too.
This wonderful short film teaches us about love, loss and moving on – all in under 15 minutes.