linger chronicles the life of a guitarist with essential tremor disorder in his hands. From his glory days on stage to his darkest moments battling the disease, it explores loss and regaining feeling.
This story is inspired by the life and work of guitarist Richard Crandell (who suffered from the onset of essential tremor), as well as my own life. I wasn't destined for film but became immersed in it as a side effect, in a way. I had been suddenly confronted with a condition that left me unable to speak at all and for what I was told would be indefinitely. No longer able to be sing, I considered quieter avenues: carpentry, pottery and image making. I fell in love with and found myself again in filmmaking, and then, a vocal chord surgery and a couple years later, thankfully my voice too. 'linger' observes the experience of loss as it relates to what one creates and the way love carries through; what matters is knowing you feel something, however it gets to you and whatever the form of expression.