Here is my take on a logline for this film: a man faces an inflection point in his life, to choose the life he knows or forge a new path. Two fresh new actors, Enzo Marc and Michelle Pigott bring energy and life to a sparse yet impactful story. The story is told with few words, like a haiku. But the images are haunting, with wisely chosen scenes. One of the most memorable was the scene of the protagonist walking up a staircase. The camera angle and lighting, the look on the actor's face communicate so much in this deceptively simple shot: like walking to your own crucifixion. You get the sense that he must walk, and he must participate in the awful ritual. Another of my favorite scenes is at the end, and the camera angles up through the glass coffee table, past a gun, to reveal the face of the conflicted protagonist. The original sound track enlivens the scenes without overpowering them. Charles Niblack does some wonderful camera work, that slowly reveals the story, like an unfolding, not jarring or forced. i love short films like short stories, when done right as in this film, they can pack a lot of punch in a short amount of time. This short but powerful vignette is worth a watch. i'm looking forward to more by this team of artists.
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