Title

Helicopter Angel

Lead Author Major

English

Format

Student Film Festival

Faculty Mentor Name

Pati McCarthy

Faculty Mentor Department

Film Studies

Abstract/Artist Statement

“The Helicopter Angel” is about a guardian angel who takes its job a bit too seriously and becomes overprotective of the girl she is charged to watch over. The idea for the film is based off a joke I make about why I’m single. The joke is that the reason why guys don’t talk to me or approach me is because there’s this little angel on my back who holds up a giant sign saying “NO.” So I turned that joke into a short film and watching it being made was like a dream coming true. But the film is more than just an inside joke. It also has a meaning. Being the only child of an older couple, I was (sort of still am) constantly being monitored. They are helicopter parents and proud of it. So the guardian angel in this film represents them and all the other helicopter parents out there. The message of the film is that even though you might have the best intentions, you’re helicopter method of parenting stifles your kids and effects them in a negative way. In the film though, the girl’s mom realizes it and the angel takes off its bowtie and unbuttons its shirt to symbolize letting up, and the girl is happy once again.

Location

Janet Leigh Theatre

Start Date

5-5-2015 7:00 PM

End Date

5-5-2015 10:00 PM

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Helicopter Angel

Janet Leigh Theatre

“The Helicopter Angel” is about a guardian angel who takes its job a bit too seriously and becomes overprotective of the girl she is charged to watch over. The idea for the film is based off a joke I make about why I’m single. The joke is that the reason why guys don’t talk to me or approach me is because there’s this little angel on my back who holds up a giant sign saying “NO.” So I turned that joke into a short film and watching it being made was like a dream coming true. But the film is more than just an inside joke. It also has a meaning. Being the only child of an older couple, I was (sort of still am) constantly being monitored. They are helicopter parents and proud of it. So the guardian angel in this film represents them and all the other helicopter parents out there. The message of the film is that even though you might have the best intentions, you’re helicopter method of parenting stifles your kids and effects them in a negative way. In the film though, the girl’s mom realizes it and the angel takes off its bowtie and unbuttons its shirt to symbolize letting up, and the girl is happy once again.