OSCAR SHORT TUTU – Mental health is a delicate thing

A film review by Sonya McCloud Lorenzo Tiberia’s TUTU exposes mental health and body image in an eerie yet graceful way. The fragility of mental health and the resulting downward spiral is a heart-breaking tragedy that is played out in homes and workplaces…just about everywhere really! Sofia D’Elia’s performance as Ester, who has withdrawn and become lost in her own world, is very impressive. D’Elia’s … Continue reading OSCAR SHORT TUTU – Mental health is a delicate thing

BAFTA SHORT THE OUT: Substance Abuse, a Tragic Blight

A film review by Sonya McCloud Writer and director Harry Brandrick’s THE OUT tells a difficult, but important, story about addiction and it’s grasp on families. Brandrick has brought a personal experience of substance abuse to the screen; his father a heroin addict with stints in and out of prison has left a lasting memory. This gives Brandrick a very personal, and realistic, lens to … Continue reading BAFTA SHORT THE OUT: Substance Abuse, a Tragic Blight

OSCAR SHORT THE DEPORTATION OF A MODEL CITIZEN: A Tragedy of Life

A film review by Jamie Richardson When I read the title, I felt a tightening of my chest and knots in my stomach; however, a film that speaks for the unspoken, that puts facts into film and portrays them with such depth, belief and emotion, evokes a rising and a following that any person irrespective of status or background can voice their support by simply … Continue reading OSCAR SHORT THE DEPORTATION OF A MODEL CITIZEN: A Tragedy of Life

OSCAR SHORT LIFE RENDERED “Where two worlds meet, yet are far apart in every aspect”

A film review by Sonya McCloud Emma Needell’s LIFE RENDERED shares a story of a sublime and beautiful coming together of two very different worlds, the farmhouse which is planted in a vast expanse of breath-taking green rolling countryside and the other an escapism into a pixelated world somewhere in the ether. A story of a sublime and beautiful coming together of two very different … Continue reading OSCAR SHORT LIFE RENDERED “Where two worlds meet, yet are far apart in every aspect”

OSCAR SHORT SOME STILL SEARCH – A very sobering film

A film review by Jamie Richardson Director Nesaru Tchaas’ live-action short film SOME STILL SEARCH follows the simultaneous stories of a woman in ICE detention, and the 5-year-old boy she’s left behind. The film received its world premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival. Tchaas’ film shares a harrowing story of those less fortunate, a story that is a shock to the system. Tchaas … Continue reading OSCAR SHORT SOME STILL SEARCH – A very sobering film