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Major allowances would normally be made for any movie made by a 16-year-old. But in the case of “Stray Bullets,” a polished first feature from teenager Jack Fessenden, fairly minor ones will suffice. Though this suspense drama about two small-town youths who run afoul of fleeing big-city criminals feels a couple story beats short of a satisfying whole, it’s admirably well-crafted within its mostly savvy limitations. The film opens Feb. 10 in 11 U.S. cities.
Fessenden is the son of actor-turned-busy indie producer and sometime writer/director Larry Fessenden (“The Last Winter,” “Wendigo”), who not only plays an onscreen role here but serves as Dp. It’s also dad’s connections that doubtless coaxed a number of veteran performers he’s worked with in the past to join the project, and none of them treat this assignment as a favor-among-friends lark.
Ash (Asa Spurlock) and Connor (the junior Fessenden) are »
- Dennis Harvey
Look, I'm not a parent, but if I were, and if my teenage child expressed a desire to make a feature film, I hope I would respond as did Larry Fessenden. Not only did the indie filmmaker say yes to his kid's passion project, but he also produced it and acted in it. By now, Larry Fessenden's name should be familiar to all genre fans, but as a reminder, his credits include Wendigo, Habit, Wendy and Lucy, and many more. He's known as the mentoring type, which means he's more than willing to help both friends and budding filmmakers. Ok, enough blathering: we have three alternate posters to debut for Jack Fessenden's Stray Bullets and they are all kinda dazzling. Jack Fessenden wrote and directed...
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2 items from 2017
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