Tuesday, August 21, 2012
WHAT THEY SAY - 2011 SHORT FILM
WHAT THEY SAY (16 minutes)
DIRECTOR- JUSTIN R. ROMINE
WRITERS - HEATHER DORFF AND KELSEY ZUKOWSKI
STARRING - HEATHER DORFF , KELSEY ZUKOWSKI ,KITSIE DUNCAN, TINA RENEE AND SO MANY MORE OUTSTANDING ACTORS AND ACTRESS'
4 out of 5 stars ****
This short- well- what can I say- I really enjoyed it a lot . Technically what I liked about it was that it was about 16 minutes long, and through it the viewer is able to get the beginning, the middle story , then even the back story and the conclusion - all done very well and not in a confusing manner at all- all of this in 16 minutes- it would have taken me 16 minutes just to get the first scene done - lol ! They all rocked it ! The editing , to which has won awards, was exceptional, and the directing was teaser enough to cant wait for next project. The cinematography and sound effects- NICE!!!!! I also must say- Heather and Kelsey- well, they made a cool writing debut, a kinda already done type scenario BUT with a FRESH PERSPECTIVE- and way to grab you to wanna watch and NOT be thinking or mumbling "Ive seen this all before" ! Kudos to the two of them - and to the whole crew and cast.
The story without spoiling it for you all is something like this- a young girl, once (at least what I gathered)popular, now an "outcast" and having many issues- ones that require in her mind venting in her own way, which is cutting herself with razors,and letting the pain leave her body and spirit in that manner. Heather does an incredible job via her persona , expressions etc in conveying how she is really hurting and even depressed!Kelsey does a great job at being perhaps the critical sister, or the sister rivalry type feel , the "oh get over it " and " she use to be cool" (my thoughts of how she viewed Heather in film) and Kitsie ,well Mom, she played the Mom that seemed very concerned and at times making excuses for her daughter. I could see her saying that her daughter is wierd becasue she is a teen or young adult and having issues instead of she needs to deal with her stuff. Well- as the short goes, you get a chance to see what "her stuff" is- why she is the way she is, and well- the rest- YOU MUST WATCH!!
It all kinda took me on a twist- through nook and crannies of inner turmoil while at same time- as soon as you figure it out,a sharp turn- now mind you, this is all in about 16 minutes- this is why I find it done very well,to make this whole story and to make it well and understandable in that short of time! So- I do hope you find this intriguing enough to look for it , to see it at a festival or con near you and to form your own thoughts on it- it is well worth it- and has me waiting and wanting more from these folks in way of a full length!!! So- check it out- and enjoy!