A Letter to You, a short film by Shannon Beveridge and Ryan Hutchins
Just after sharing a video about her coming out story, Shannon Beveridge put a short film online called A Letter to You. The work is presented as an epistolary album in which she reflects on her past and tries to understand why she first wanted to get rid of her sapphy before to identify herself as gay. The letter is a long piece of introspection combining intimate secrets, family pictures and travel images finally thrown into the sea. The movie takes us within her innermost during five minutes and guides us through a dreamlike world sublimated by the narrator’s voice. Shannon’s encouraging words are dedicated to her audience, herself, her relatives, and probably her first lover. A Letter to You was directed by Ryan Hutchins.