Release Date: April 2, 2014
Runtime: 17 min
Director: Craig Maclachlan
Stars: Duncan Airlie James, John Gaffney, Elanor Miller
Rating 3/5 stars This short film exemplifies a well written 3 act structure that is character driven in its simplest form.
This short film exemplifies a well written 3 act structure that is character driven in its simplest form. Fighter Jerry Gallagher has one last shot at the title and everyone is supportive of his efforts including a gorgeous new girlfriend. Manager and best friend Joe has been suspicious of the new love of Jerry’s life and sees the impact that she has on him. With a title fight on the horizon and only a few weeks to train, will Joe have the courage to transcend the friendship and help his best buddy out?
The film is well written and in a few short minutes you are engrossed in the character and his dilemma. The acting is well done from the lead (played by Duncan Airlie James) all the way down to the villainous female Lyndsay (played by Elanor Miller). The touching interaction and breakdown by Duncan and John in the gym encapsulates the audience in a scene that is so raw. There are certain production issues that reveal the films low budget, such as the low budget sets, but unless you are a nit picky cinephile, the strength of the acting, story and cinematography make up for it.