We should see more short films. A less-than-five-minutes piece can become a great discovery and a real treasure. I am very glad that I happened to get to know about this tiny but meaningful film that tells us a life story of a lonesome man who used to be a soldier but now tries to figure out whether it is possible for him to be something else.
The director Ronnie B. Goodwin uses his own experience to create the atmosphere of sometimes-necessary solitude and imprinted in memory visions of a war in order to define the destiny of the main character, the Gun Man (Paul Hunter). War recollections seem to chase him but the beauty of Scottish landscape does not surrender to those phantoms, urging the warrior on making his final decision. War is a change but there are other forces and more powerful phenomena that can eclipse it. The mood and the pace of this short film were well-balanced, accompanied with an appropriate original score that brings more to the story. The narration was heartfelt and candid, so that it appeared that the narrator spoke directly to a viewer, while many lines were memorable that immediately grasped my attention and made me watch closer. Overall, 'Shooter' is an amazing example of a short movie. It focuses on the feelings and emotions, and even if the audience didn't experience those of the same kind, this story can't leave us indifferent.
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