based filmmaker Lino
is upfront honest when he says, about his experimental short Somebody In Nobody, that he invites his “audience to find their own meanings and
build their conclusion based on personal knowledge of self.

In other words, as modern artists used to say when
someone would ask them what their work meant, “It means whatever you want it
to mean.

Brown’s Somebody In Nobody is the first of in what he
call his Headless Shorts trilogy. He says he was inspired to make this
project as the result of conversations he had with over 40 women from different
backgrounds and experiences, discussing primal issues women are facing today.

He also says that his close relationship with his 3 sisters
and 4 nieces had him contemplating about a few things, mainly our society, a
society in my perspective built on old ideas of human spirit and domestication
which has now led to a very wrong social perception

With regards to filmmakers who inspired him, Brown says the
works of Japanese directors such as Yasujiro Ozu and Akira Kurosawa, and the Chinese
director Kar Wai Wong, have been a
huge influence on him, as well as the Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky for “his metaphysical themes of dreams and
magical inexplicability of water and self-reflection,
” and the American photographer Gregory Crewdson for “his strong use of surrealism in his photos
like painter Edward Hooper.

He further says that in his films he tries to capture a progression
of close and wide framing to parallel the relationship between the two
estranged characters as they grow and depart from each other and then
ultimately unite again

Here’s trailer for Somebody in Nobody:

SOMEBODY in NOBODY TRAILER from lino brown on Vimeo.