I Still Remain
I Still Remain is a film that inspects and explores the inner workings, insights and inspirations of a man driven and informed by two fights with cancer. Written by Braulio Fonseca, directed by Jason Lindsey, and edited by Sai Selvarajan, I Still Remain, blends poetic introspection with cinematic observation to reveal a moving portrait of how serious illness carries intense emotional impact, and the transformative power in healing the mind, body and spirit.
Lindsay was inspired to help Fonseca tell his story: how the psychological element was vital in living more fully, even while threatened by the ravages of illness. The director was determined to bring Fonsecas evocative, lyrical language to the screen. As he explains, Braulios writing mines an emotional journey we do not often see in the fight with cancer. We wanted to craft the message with an aesthetic that would translate the depths of his healing process to hopefully reach those looking for hope and restoration.
Honoring the story with immersive and rhythmic visuals, Lindsay captures both intimate and expansive moments that reveal Fonsecas resurgence. From the purifying blank page of icy blue water to the worn decay of photographed graffitied walls, and the calloused skin of times toll.
An admirer of Sai Selvarajans body of work, Lindsay approached the editor to shape a story that would blend voice and visuals, poetry and purpose. For Selvarajan, the challenge was met with passionate determination to uncover the universal and the personal, in a message aimed to inspire and connect.
We wanted to capture the interior space of a cancer survivor and create a unique marriage of art and why, comments Selvarajan. Cancer, unfortunately, is something that most people have a personal experience with directly or indirectly. I was honored to be able to collaborate with Jason on this film, and I hope people are encouraged by Braulios story.
Writer / Cancer Survivor / Voice Over: Braulio Fonseca
Producer: Talia Watkins
DoP: Jason Lindsey, Myles Beeson
Editorial Company: Lucky Post
EP: Jessica Berry
Editor: Sai Selvarajan
Assistant Editor: Alex Histerkamp
Audio Mixer: Scottie Richardson
Color Correction: Company 3 / Chicago
Colorist: Tyler Roth
Producer: Joel Signer
Assistant Colorist: Zachary Korpi