Tag: short film

You are Going to Die.

vlcsnap-2013-07-27-11h37m18s19When working with a lack of budget it’s best to keep things simple. There is no point in writing an immense galactic battle when it’s going to look like Space Invaders come the edit. Director Cameron Richardson keeps things simple in You Are Going to Die, however that doesn’t prevent him from being clever.

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The Jacket

imagesHorror is a familiar genre for the short filmmaker. At the festivals I’ve attended I’m guaranteed to be greeted with as much effort to scare me as there are attempts to make me laugh. The Saw franchise was based on a short film which proved how much potential can lie within the medium. The Jacket was one of those films that felt that there could be more to it if expanded upon.

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The Chase

For a while now I have been thinking about reviewing short films on moviescramble. They are the ideal medium for aspiring film makers. It can be used as a show-reel for new talents and display new techniques and technologies.  Within a limited time the short film has to be able to convey as much information as possible, be comprehensible and most of all entertaining.  The first short film to be reviewed here is the 2012 animation short, The Chase.

In its thirteen-minute run time, The Chase tells the tale of a contract hit that goes wrong . The hit man is in place when he receives a call cancelling the job. The intended victim, a scary looking dude, is on to him and the hit man must make good his escape. A daring roof top jaunt ends badly with the hit man face to face with the scary dude. The dude has a briefcase in his hand. This has aroused the interest of two passing  hoodlums who see a chance of some easy pickings. Violence ensues. Continue reading “The Chase” »