The Organs of Speech

Short Film

An examination of various hierarchies, Mason Thorne's "The Organs of Speech" plays with the first-person narrative by trading places between Abe, recently discharged from rehab, and Isaac, his estranged son. Questions of loyalty, trust, and honesty plague their efforts at reconnection. The tension reaches a tipping point as Isaac reveals to his father the very thing he was running away from: the voices. The result is an experiential trip--a tug of war--between father & son, junkie & family member, cameraman & subject.

"Very distinct and intriguing style and voice.“
Dances With Films Film Festival LA

“The tension in not knowing who's on the other side of Abe's efforts at reconnection explodes in violence, both physical & emotional.“                           
                        - Evan Louison - Filmmaker Magazine
Cast - Chris Froseth & John Robinson

Writer & Director - Mason Thorne

Production Company - Anyhow

Producer - Harrison Rothman
Co-Producers - PJ Fishwick & Laurie Adrianopoli

Cinematographer - Jordan Holtane
Camera Operator -  Nathan Salter

Location Sound Recordist - Ian Wellman

Makeup Artists - Kristin Andersson & Celisa Martinez

Production Designer - Amanda Brinton

Editor - Benton Africano

Sound Designer - Ryan Staples
Music Composition - Christian Dageforde

Colorist - Luke Morrison

Title Design - Dan Zabinski