Plot Summary


Unsure how to move on after losing both his job and his wife, a man decides to end it all. When the surprise arrival of a mysterious stranger puts his plan on hold, he is forced to examine what makes life worth living.

Director: Chris Lewis
Country: United States
Genre: Sci-fi, Drama


Proximity Wins Audience Choice Award – SSSF Film Festival January 9th, 2019

A note from the director...

Proximity is an intriguing character drama with subtle sci-fi overtones. We didn’t initially set out to create a film that would deal with such a hefty topic (suicide). It started with an idea - "What if a man had the power to stop people from dying so long as he remained within a certain proximity?" From there it seemed natural that he would use his gift to try and help people. Perhaps it seemed so natural because of the man who is the true creative…

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Composing Proximity

by Meredith Coats Writing the score for Proximity was such a whirlwind of an experience. I would say, throughout the process of composing this film, I felt almost every emotion from excitement to frustration and everything in between. In college I minored in music composition, which included a class specifically about writing music for film. However, this was the first time I actually had the opportunity to write an original film score with a local film company. My main motif for the film score, heard…

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Kevan Richards as Man

Kevan Richards plays the leading role of Man in "Proximity". The writers of the short elected not to give his character a name so that audience members could identify with his struggle, as his struggle is the driving force behind the story and its message. When casting for the films, the producers and writers were looking for someone who could handle the intense subject matter, and give credibility and intensity to the dramatic scenes. Before production of the film began, one of the producers, who…

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Kyle Marra as Proximity

Kyle Marra plays the role of Proximity in the short film of the same name. Proximity is a character who grew up feeling like his life was meaningless and that he had nothing to offer the world. Then, one fateful day, a dire situation leads him to discover a special gift buried deep within himself. A gift that he now feels obligated to use to show others that they too have something valuable to offer the world. Kyle began his journey in the film industry…

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Won by Proximity