Coupling follows two artistic lovers, with past failed marriages, struggling to live together for the first time. Set amidst the violence and loneliness of New York City, it deals with issues of mental instability and past traumas. Created as a response to the social media saturated world we live in—where people perpetually present their best selves; Coupling reveals the things we would rather not see—body imperfections, drugs and medications, anger and raw emotion. What happens when the mask of the performer is dropped to reveal the true self below? It is based on the author’s own experiences.
Untitled Intimacy Project
Untitled Intimacy Project is a totally unscripted and raw narrative documentary featuring original music. It shows the profundity of intimacy between a real life couple. These are the same characters from the book in familiar environments set against the loneliness of New York City. In this modern romance, there are intense emotional highs and lows—the sort that only exist between two people who are incredibly vulnerable with each other.
Shannon L. O'Halloran is a multi-media storyteller and filmmaker. She is currently pursuing an M.F.A. at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. It is an innovative new low residency program in Visual Narrative - all the different ways to best tell a story. She is an avid coffee drinker and loves a long bike ride. She lives in Brooklyn with her two young boys.