Inspired by a cassette tape diary from the 1970s, Unwound considers the different ways our memory can be interpreted.


In the summer of 2011, filmmaker Michael Marabella stumbled upon an unlabeled cassette tape in a thrift store. The tape contained the collected thoughts and musings of a young woman who referred to herself only as “K.R.,” recorded over a four-month period in 1976.  

Unwound features four different entries from the tape adapted for film, each entry conceptualized and executed by a different director. Each director worked from the source material of the 1976 cassette tape, but their segments  were influenced by their own impressions of K.R.

Directed by:

Dan Bello
Michael Marabella
Brendan Steere 

James Berry




Alyssa Kempinski
Sara Jecko
Lacy Marie Meyer
Dana Jesberger

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Unwound was funded by a $10,000 crowd-funding campaign.  

In order to raise funds to produce UNWOUND, we turned to the crowd funding platform, Kickstarter. Through a rigorous, month-long social media campaign, we were able to raise over 10,000 dollars to make Unwound come to life. 

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Campaign by: Rubberbands
Social Media Director:  Tim McEniry