Happy Fourth of July! Here, have a short film. Today's short is a coming-of-age story called "Life Doesn't Frighten Me" by Canadian writer/director Stephen Dunn.
Vimeo logline: On the eve of her thirteenth birthday, Esther Weary must come to terms with the realities of becoming a woman through her clueless Grandfather and his pet pug. Life Doesn't Frighten Me is a coming-of-age comedy about a young woman's exploration of ugliness and beauty.
Why I love it: Stephen Dunn is fluent in the cinematic language, using everything from props to sets to costumes to dialogue in order to create subtle symbols that support a moving story.