The Language Archive

Casey Bowser, DIRECTOR
Becky Plymale, PRODUCER
Phillip Ball, George
Despite devoting his career to preserving languages from going extinct, George can’t find the right words to keep his wife, Mary (Heidi Nicholls Bowser), from leaving him. she leaves notes in random places (in books, on furniture, and even in his coffee cups) that voice her despair, but she denies doing it when he confronts her.
Heidi Nicholls Bowser, Mary
Megan Flannery, Emma
Mary — who seems a bit crazy — leaves him. After all, his cute and doting assistant at the archive, Emma (Megan), has a crush on him and her neuroses seems adorable at least for the time being. When she’s not trying to figure out if George “likes her”.
Dennis Casey, Restin
Nedra Casey, Alta
Emma helps George record Alta (Nedra) and Resten (Dennis), an old couple flown in from an undisclosed country to the archive to document the dying Elloway language.
George is excited to have the couple present to record an authentic dialogue, but as soon as he turns on the tape recorder, they start bickering in English over a disagreement about the window seat on the flight and quickly escalate to airing every grievance each has about the other. It comes out that they believe “English is the language of anger.

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