directed by Dawn Boyd
A young father casually explains death to his eight-year old daughter in this dark little story.
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PRODUCER John Gillespie brought a terrific perspective when he Moderated the March 2008 WILDsound short film event.
One of the underlying themes for this month's event was EMOTIONAL ANGST! Relationships that turn into a twist of emotions that are hard to get out of. All the films presented were praised by the audience, and all of the films also brought indifference from the audience. It was definitely a polarizing evening
The comments that keep coming back from the audiences throughout the first year this festival about short film-making in general are two main points that most of the films screened didn't do, which was why they were selected:
1) There should never be a lapse moment in a short film. Every second counts. And usually a main problem with many shorts is that they are too long and they need to be edited down. There's a lot of greatness in many shorts but there is too much dullness in between the magic. People seem to be either too close to their material or have a hard time cutting their baby.
2) Many short films have too many themes going on and/or the theme is too large for the short film medium. The cliche line of 'Keep it simple stupid' should be reminded when people try to tell grand epics. The more simple the story, the more grand your message comes across. Entertain the audience first and then your theme will be present.