2 items from 2015
Allan Archer, the editor-in-chief of the newspaper club at Alfred Pierce Preparatory School, has taken on the biggest case of his academic career: investigating the suspicious termination of English department chairman, Dr. Peter Carroll.
The Cobblestone Corridor is a short film which follows a school newspaper editor as he tries to solve the mystery of a teacher suspiciously terminated. For those of you who like a good hardboiled detective story, this is definitely one for you. Archer stalks around the school corridors with a grim face and a determination to find the truth. It’s a well written piece packed full of every detective cliché you can think of. You’ve got ‘the rat’ who hides in the toilets and sells the answers to tests, you’ve »
- Richard Axtell
Written and directed by Erik C. Bloomquist
In 2005, writer-director Rian Johnson exploded onto the film scenes with one of the most unique movie experiences in recent memory by delivering Brick, a neo-noir set in a Californian public high school. The story featured a cast of talented young actors spewing spiffy dialogue, and their characters getting into deep and dark trouble befitting of the sort of yarns told back in the 1940s and 1950s, only that is was happening in a modern setting and at school. It was fresh whilst calling back to film noir of yore. A decade later, writer-director Erik Bloomquist tries his own hand in similar but not identical fashion with The Cobblestone Corridor, a short film (25 minutes) transpiring in the confines of a private high school.
Allan Archer (Bloomquist) is the editor in chief of the institution’s newspaper, The Gazette. »
- Edgar Chaput
2 items from 2015
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