As someone who loves one location films, I was very excited to have the opportunity to watch Louis Chan’s short film Stationary, which is filmed almost entirely in a parked car.
This week’s short film review comes from Lebanese filmmaker Nour Wazzi who is known for her work on Oscar-nominated Waste Land.
Harvey Puttock‘s 12 minute short Yes, Virginia tells the story of a woman with an extraordinary ‘gift’. She can grant one wish to anyone she meets, but the effects are permanent and cannot be undone.
Horror and comedy can be a perfect match, and Deadly Scare is a perfect example of how the two opposing genres can work in harmony to create something brilliant.
Mason and Jay Save the World is a feel-good short film written and directed by John Woosley, which might be a welcome change from some of the darker shorts I’ve reviewed in the past.
Rating: ★★★★ Ludgate Hill is a 9 minute short film from Auteurs’ Forum and Ernest Productions. It was written, directed and edited by Tom Francis Kerby, who has frankly done a fantastic job of all three. The film follows Charlie (Max Cross), an introverted young boy who is struggling to understand why his sister Shae (Francesca Zagajewska) has unexpectedly left the family home. We know … Continue reading Short Film Saturdays: “Ludgate Hill”
Rating: ★★★★★ Despite not being a parent myself, I am very aware that new mothers and fathers struggle to balance childcare and work. There’s still an obscene amount of societal pressure on people to do parenting ‘right’, whatever that means. Some believe it’s important to keep working, whilst others think mothers should spend as much time as possible with young ones, even if that means … Continue reading Short Film Saturdays: “Perfectly Natural”
This review references sexual assault. Reader discretion advised. Rating: ★★★★ The second film I’m reviewing from the Women’s Voices Shorts Programme is Oh Su-yeon. Running at 27 minutes, A Blind Alley follows school friends Moonyoung and Eunjae, after Moonyoung suffers a traumatic incident and becomes withdrawn. She hides it from Eunjae, refusing to confide in her for most of the film. This short does an excellent job … Continue reading Short Film Saturdays: “A Blind Alley” (LKFF)