Two sisters, Anne and Izzy, walk home from the fourth grade. Anne has learned that the boy she loves is leaving, just like every man they’ve ever known. When Izzy asks Anne to tell her what he said when he left, they decide to recreate what happened together, but neither is able to tell the other the truth about departure and how men come and go.
Paul Revere is Dead was originally written as a play. Its aim was to carefully and faithfully record the language that children use when they fall in love.
But only a camera could bring an audience closer to the small movements of growing up: the hands, fingers, and knees of children when they are outside and covered with dirt and sand.
If this film has a purpose, it’s to show other people these gestures as they might actually be. We would like to let an audience look at Anne and Izzy’s lives as they are. We do this with the hope that a viewer might be able to experience the texture of time the way a child does: with all of the sense and none of the words.
Julien Martin Hawthorne – Director
PARANOIIA PRODUCTIONS presents
MADDIE RIEN and NOA MOLLIE in “PAUL REVERE IS DEAD”
music by SPENCER HORSTMAN edited by YURI CHERNYKH director of photography KAI KRAUSE
produced by ANDREA SASTOQUE and ARIEL NAVARRETE SPAHN
written and directed by JULIEN MARTIN HAWTHORNE