Alan returns to his family home for his mother's birthday. But tension crackles between him and his father. He tries to let it pass, but when he is confronted with a shocking reminder of ... See full summary »
Alan returns to his family home for his mother's birthday. But tension crackles between him and his father. He tries to let it pass, but when he is confronted with a shocking reminder of the abuse he suffered at the hands of his father, he is compelled to act. Written by
Unlike most short films, Sea Monsters actually has a clear, strong story and a good emotional pay-off. The problem, in my opinion, is the boring set up. Very little happens in the first five minutes. People sigh, they stare, they frown, they say some dialog - but then, finally, we get to the point and the movie takes off and it's powerful stuff. When given something to do, the actors are extremely good especially James Midgely. I saw the film at the Tel-Aviv University student film festival, and by chance my guest for the festival was the writer of the script Raphael Smith. I asked him about the process of making this film and understood that there were many changes were made to his script. I read the original script and I think the original story may have improved the results.
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