Since the pandemic started, loneliness has increased exponentially. People have been scrambling to find a fulfilling form of communication since quarantine took effect in 2020 and any miscommunication or absence of a loved one quickly became fear and worry of their well being. Even today, people are still struggling with how best to communicate and see each other in person without the fear of illness. For Aimee and Victoria at the start of the pandemic, communication had to come more from the heart than from the head as they celebrate their anniversary apart.
Directed aptly by Chrystee Pharris and written by Hannah Harmison and Mikail Chowdhury, Aimee Victoria is a short film created entirely remotely during the pandemic in 2020. The film is approximately 10 minutes long. Click here for more information and how to view this film.
Aimee Victoria explores how Natasha Ofili as Aimee and Stephanie Nogueras as Victoria, a deaf couple, cope with being separated by the pandemic on their first anniversary. As many have difficulty communicating their feelings under the best of circumstances, Aimee and Victoria tackle this obstacle in a sweet depiction of love beyond boundaries.
Through the film’s isolating setting and circumstances, Pharris navigates panic, depression, and struggle in these characters as they readjust to this new way of living. For example, Aimee struggles just to get out of bed at a loss for what is next as so many have felt in the past couple of years.
Aimee Victoria transcends not only the journey of these two people, but the significance of love beyond any obstacles and expressing to anyone, whether friend, family, or significant other, what is truly important. Finding a way to carry that love with them no matter where they are.
Aimee Victoria is available now on streaming platforms and in theatres. Click here for more information on how to view this short film.