Friday, August 12, 2011

Fantastic Short Film Friday - Brink (live-action)

And we are back with another installment in our Fantastic Short Film Friday series, as we continue to showcase films released in the "lesser" known form of cinema- the short film.

This week we have for you a beautifully shot piece, one that looks unbelievably sleek, a short that says more about longing and loss, of friendship and fulfillment through adversary than any rom-com. Here is a 9-minute sci-fi romantic drama called, Brink from filmmaker, Shawn Christensen. What I find so amazing about this short is that its ability to convey its entire narrative by directly immersing the viewer into its world purely through visuals and music.

The is the story of a man named Jeremy who is in love with his best friend Evelyn. As the world slowly collapses around them he decides to finally put his feelings for her into a letter, but there is a strong chance with the world coming to pieces that she may never get a chance to read it. It's a simple synopsis with very little dialogue, but the music and looks from the actors say more than any dialogue could. I'm really impressed by the special effects which are simple yet add a lot of weight (or is that weight-lessness) to the story and the music, well its just fantastic.

Check this out if you're in the mood to see some lovingly shot scenes of the simple aspects of love at the end of the world. The cinematography is exquisite and its a true lo-fi sci-fi treat. Enjoy this weeks dose of short form goodness in, Brink.

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