OSCAR SHORT FILM REVIEW – IVALU “Captivating Story That Will Leave A Lump In Your Throat”

A film review by Jamie Richardson Director Anders Walter has made Ivalu into an emotional and tragic suspense thriller, the journey of a young innocent and naïve Greenland girl searching desperately for her sister Ivalu. The film has been given a further dramatic edge with Rasmus Heise’s superb cinematography. The camera focuses on the Greenland landscape, the icy hills and the fjords. The contrast between the vivid colours … Continue reading OSCAR SHORT FILM REVIEW – IVALU “Captivating Story That Will Leave A Lump In Your Throat”

Oscar Qualifying ENJOY: The Delicate Issue Of Mental Well Being

A film review by Jamie Richardson Mental well-being is a sensitive and difficult topic that filmmakers are exploring a lot more. Saul Abraham’s short film Enjoy, is a wonderful perspective on depression, while it doesn’t provide any solution or remedy to the medical condition, it does highlight that a glimmer can come from unlikely sources. The film is produced in the genre of a dark … Continue reading Oscar Qualifying ENJOY: The Delicate Issue Of Mental Well Being

OSCAR SHORT FILM REVIEW: LAIKA & NEMO – Friendship can make the world a brighter place

A film review by Jamie Richardson Writer Jan Gadermann who co-directs with Sebastian Gadow took the theme of a good person being bullied and mocked and blended it into a stop-motion animation movie. The result is true brilliance at its best.  True to form the stop motion movie is silent with occasional vocal noise; what stood out the most was the story is told largely … Continue reading OSCAR SHORT FILM REVIEW: LAIKA & NEMO – Friendship can make the world a brighter place

FILM REVIEW – Julia Varvara’s “Adam Morse and Gary Beadle deliver with professional finesse that few can equal”

A film review by Jamie Richardson It’s an everyday occurrence to have a conversation with a friend, a work colleague or even a stranger. When your job is to talk with people in-depth and even someone with a deranged mind the conversation becomes unsettling, to say the least! I take my hat off to those who have chosen this profession, in the case of Julia … Continue reading FILM REVIEW – Julia Varvara’s “Adam Morse and Gary Beadle deliver with professional finesse that few can equal”

OSCAR SHORT FILM REVIEW – MY EYES – “A Worthy OSCAR Contender”

A film review by Jamie Richardson “He has my eyes,” is the only reference given by a lady driving her car on a wet and windy day; mesmerised by the road juggler who in her eyes looks familiar, she is willing to bear the road rage of drivers to pay him.  Unable to pay the juggler at the time the lady circles the streets looking … Continue reading OSCAR SHORT FILM REVIEW – MY EYES – “A Worthy OSCAR Contender”