“A simple, domestic love story about a man who takes his skin off for his girlfriend, and why it probably wasn’t the best idea…”
‘He Took His Skin Off For Me’ is an adaptation of the original short story by award-winning writer Maria Hummer. It is ultimately a story about the sacrifices we make for the person we love and the trouble we encounter when the sacrifices become one-sided. Director Ben Aston and Maria Hummer have turned to Kickstarter to find funding for their vision, one that looks like it could be visually stunning. While they’ve reached their minimum goal of £7,000, they still need more to push the production further!
“Is this what you want? he asked, and I said yes, so he took his skin off for me.”
He hangs the loose skin in the closet and comes downstairs to join his girlfriend at the dinner table. This whole thing seems like a good idea. He’s become what she always wanted him to be.
But it’s not all perfect.
It’s the small things. The stains. She has to wash the sheets every day. At night he gets cold, so they have to turn up the heat. This means more bills. And gas isn’t cheap…
In fact, money is more of a problem than ever. He’s losing clients at work and they begin to fight about it. She tells him they’re the wrong clients anyway.
Old friends come over for dinner, but the party does not go well. He is quiet and withdrawn. The house is covered in stains – more than she can possibly clean.
They stop talking. The silence is deafening. She begins to worry that he resents her.
Read more about the story and production of ‘He Took His Skin Off For Me‘ over at Kickstarter. You can get some awesome rewards if you pledge!