You need to watch ‘Borrowing’ by film director Joe Stramowski
A million and one experiences influence the decisions we make every day. Our strengths and weaknesses, whether we like it or not, are the things that define our future. Film director Joe Stramowski tries to explore this sensation in his thrilling short film Borrowing.
Stramowski’s technique in creating a successful film is working with his cast and crew to find the exact skills each person brings to the film, and focusing on that skill. Borrowing especially shows this, as the film director takes a complicated story and turns it into an exciting thriller for audiences to enjoy.
A woman desperate for motherhood
Focusing on a woman looking to become a mother, we watch her do whatever it takes to finally get her own baby. But her marriage is sinking under the pressure of her desire to become a mother. Borrowing has you follow along this woman’s downward spiral as she searches for the one thing in the world she needs to feel something again.
Emotional topics, emotional films
Borrowing is far from the first time Joe Stramowski has tackled topics with an emotionally strong response from the audience. With his production company Figure A Media, Stramowski has worked with companies such as MTV, Vice, Travel Channel, and A&E, among others.
Covering subjects such as the Parkland shooting, the Westboro Baptist Church, drug addiction, global warming, and the Congo wars, Stramowski tries to use his filmmaking platform to give voice to issues many are overlooking. Even his fictional work experiments with more emotional topics such as the journey to becoming a mother, like in Borrowing, or the aftermath of the Great Recession, like in Ten.
It’s a lot of work to take such emotional topics and make a film that not only shares its emotion and subject matter with its audience, but also makes the subject entertaining. Stramowski has a talent for taking such difficult subjects and giving them the justice and credit they deserve.
Creating the life he wants
As his bio reads, film director Joe Stramowski was “raised by an army of older sisters” and “now spends his time circling the planet and diving into stories and myriad global locations that make them worry.” With strength and love around him as he grew up, it shows in his work with the care he works.
Borrowing has already won over festivals worldwide with the care and attention taken in the short film. It’s clear Stramowski has a special touch when he’s making his films, and we can’t wait to see future works from the film director.