Thursday, June 23, 2005


One of the great things about going to a film festival are the amazing shorts. I don't understand why more shorts are not played on cable television, or even network television. Although, I guess it might be hard to squeeze a commercial into 5 minute movie. I know the Sundance Channel does have short programs, so at least there is one place.

Anyway, probably the best short at the Waterfront Film Festival is called Tacklebox. As I recall, there are no words spoken, the entire story is told through visual only. From a technical point of view, I can appreciate how much easier this might be, to simply play music for the audio track, but it really works well for this story. It works well for the Road Runner too. OK, maybe I'm getting off track.

Now, the problem with a short, is that I can't really tell you much about it, or it would give away the story. So, I'll just quote exactly what was in the Waterfront Film Festival program:

"An elderly woman's passion in life is passed on after her death through strange circumstances to a group of unsuspecting young thrill-seekers."

I know that this maybe doesn't sound too exciting, but visit the web site and look at all of the awards. It's really a great little short!

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