Oscar Contender: An Irish Goodbye directed by duo Tom Berkeley and Ross White

A film review by Sonya McCloud There is no other way to put it, this film is first-class. Writers and directors Tom Berkely and Ross White have taken a very tragic moment in the life of a family and turned it into a beautiful, pulling-at-the-heartstrings black comedy. Father O’Shea, played by Paddy Jenkins is the epitome of an Irish priest, he is sincere and genuine … Continue reading Oscar Contender: An Irish Goodbye directed by duo Tom Berkeley and Ross White

OSCAR CONTENDER: ALMOST HOME the first Sci-Fi Short film to be Oscar Shortlisted

A film review by Jamie Richardson Writers Nils Keller and Max Richert have created a masterful script, that is well-written with an intriguing plot of a family suffering from homesickness, however, the storyline takes it further and explores coming-of-age themes and life in space. Director of photography Georg Nikolaus must be commended for the outstanding cinematography; the use of creative lighting, the space environment, and … Continue reading OSCAR CONTENDER: ALMOST HOME the first Sci-Fi Short film to be Oscar Shortlisted

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 Sofia D’Elia’s performance as Ester, who has withdrawn and become lost in her own world, is very impressive.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