This is a long-form type short, with a great sense of set design, art direction, framing and a number of other technical aspects; they all work to invite you into the narrative and help embellish and further the story. The coloring also gives this short a very EDWARD SCISSORHANDS or PARENTS look and feel which adds to the black comedy elements. Additionally, it benefits immensely from a strong script and a very strong POV from the director.
The performances, especially of the lead boy, Benjamin B. Smith, in the role of Timothy Higgins, are uniformly strong and this is highly recommend. Hopefully, this director will put his "trilogy" on DVD as some point for folks to enjoy, as these festival favorites are not currently available for view and shorts rarely are available outside of a few urban areas, as part of festivals. Particularly given that the director is Canadian, these have yet to be readily available in the US.
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