A narrative short about a group of consumption-obsessive teenagers, forced to face the greatest threat to their way of life: empathy, herself.
We eat to fuel ourselves. But at some point along the way, consumption for the sake of consumption became a societal obsession. The “fuel” is now apathy. It’s vanity. We fill ourselves with empty calories, and our outsides become as empty as our insides.
Hunger is painful, and ironically all-consuming. “Starving” asks nothing of its audience but to relish in the frustrations of unapologetic apathy and vanity that societal consumption breeds.
Consume this film. It’ll leave you feeling as empty as anything else society begs you to consume.
Vera: Nia Baker
Ari: Charli Morachnick
Shane: Jamie Gallo
Marx: Matt Gomez Hidaka
Donny: Brett Morachnick
Person: Jake Watt
Produced and Directed: Charli Morachnick and Erik Hirschhorn
Direction of Photography: Caroline Parker-Stark
Editing and sound: Natalie Hill
Written: Charli Morachnick
Original Music: Valentina Plata
Makeup: Andre Mershad
Sound Mixer: Bryce Stephens
Boom Operator: Cassidy Tucker
First Assistant Camera: Nicolas Amber
Second Assistant Camera: Andrew Nibbi