An imprisoned father makes a final attempt to reconnect with his son through a videotaped message. But is it too late?

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Joel Austen ...
Undercover Cop
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Undercover Cop
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Mom
Haydn Brathwaite ...
Barbershop Patron
Terrance L. Campbell ...
Barbershop patron
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Undercover Cop
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Arresting Officer
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Son
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Police officer
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Arresting Officer
Nathan Standridge ...
Arresting Officer #1
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(as Christopher Tavarez)
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Son in living room
Craig Thaxton ...
Dad in Living Room
Mr. Thaxton ...
Father in Living Room
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An imprisoned father makes a final attempt to reconnect with his son through a videotaped message. But is it too late?

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Do as I say, not as I do.

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Drama | Short

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2 March 2005 (USA)  »

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Good message, great pops
21 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay, I said that I would try to comment more on short films, so here's another one that I thought stood out. And like another film I commented on, it was the writing that made this one work.

Most of this film is us looking at a television screen as a young man watches a tape of his father sending him a message from prison. I won't say too much about what's going on with the young man at the time, but we see right away that the message came a little too late.

The monologue by Gregory Alan Williams (Pops) was well written, and his performance delivered it in a real and effective way. Some of the other parts of the film were a little contrived and not as well thought out than the message, but I think it was all really just to show us the importance of being timely with such a message and to give us some visual drama to surround the monologue. And the monologue is so well done, that the film is worth seeing for that.


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