Johnny Flynton (2002)
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last summer. I was impressed then. Recently I rewatched it on DVD... the
direction, the performances, the cinematography, the writing, the
music... every element is as good or better than any commercial
full-length film I've seen in a long time. Riveting. If you get the chance to see it, you won't be disappointed.
I recommend this "short" to anyone looking for a jewel in the sea of so many independent films out there!!!
I look forward to seeing more from the brilliant young director Lexi Alexander and hope that her true story becomes a full length motion picture soon!
I remember hearing Lexi Alexander on a local radio station preparing to film the movie. Asking for extras and telling how great Alabama is to film. I was hoping that she would become successful in her efforts, and she was.
As for the acting, Dash Mihok stole the already great show. Best performance of the festival. This man is going to win an Oscar one day. If this film makes me want to dedicate my life to film. Watch this film if it is in a festival in the future.
As for the film here, it needed a little to get going, but then it became a film where you really couldn't look away. It runs for 35 minutes (without credits) and the title character is played tremendously well by Dash Mihok that some may know from Ray Donovan and I will definitely keep an eye open for him when I check that show out at some point. But the other cast members are decent too. Inexperience is never an issue here, even if you admittedly will not know most of the names in here. It was also a truly tragic movie and you shouldn't be scared of graphic violence if you decide to check this one out. I think you should as Alexander proves once in here that she is talented when it comes to making male-centered movies and that's a steady tendency in all her career over the years. Also I am not surprised with the story here that she may be attached to an upcoming Chris Benoit biopic. But if it happens, we will talk about that on another occasion. As for now, go check out Johnny Flynton. I'm sure you won't regret it.