Warhol: An Award Winning Reality Check


Release Date: June 6, 2014
MPAA Rating: R
Runtime: 20 min
Director: Adam Ethan Crow
Genre: Short, Drama, Thriller
Stars: Corey Johnson, Dar Dash, Zara Symes

Warhol is the filmmaker’s depiction of today’s instant gratification generation and how far will one go for their 15 minutes of fame.  Corey Johnson does a superb job of portraying narcissistic shock jock Dave Dawson who bends all the rules for ratings.  He says and does what he pleases until one night, a mysterious caller changes the rules of the game.  The film is a great social commentary on the influence of media and social media exchanges.  Sometimes we go too far and there’s no coming back.  I can’t rave enough about this short film.  In 20 minutes the filmmaker achieves the point of a cathartic release for an audience that leaves them baffled in the end.  The story is fantastically written leaving very little questions to be answered.  The cinematography is well done and although simple, each shot brings something to the story.