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

OSCAR SHORT FILM – Spotlight on LIFE RENDERED Director Emma Needell “I hope that someone who might be homophobic could see this film and feel empathy”

Emma Needell’s Oscar-qualified live action short film LIFE RENDERED is set in the near future, Mark Redman (Owen Teague) leads a double life: one in rural Colorado, where he takes care of his disabled cowboy father and tends to their family ranch; another in virtual reality, where he builds epic worlds and has found romance as a gay man. But the truth has a way … Continue reading OSCAR SHORT FILM – Spotlight on LIFE RENDERED Director Emma Needell “I hope that someone who might be homophobic could see this film and feel empathy”