The things i want to tell you

short film, 2012

writer, director

A young woman feels the pull of her childhood, hometown, and family as she seeks to place herself in a new and unfamiliar city.


Slipping back and forth in time, it captures a young woman recently relocated from her suburban home to New York, uneasily straddling the needs of a child with the ambitions of an adult. Working virtually without dialogue, Madden hits on powerful sense memories, like the reassuring sound of our unnamed protagonist's snoring mother, in a lovely reflection on that life-changing moment of personal transition.

- Scott Renshaw, Salt Lake City Weekly