This short marvel premiered at the 360 Film Festival in Southern California and was tremendous. The part of Julian is played by an actor named Julian Scott Urena who managed to show all the stress and fear that occurs during the two decades this short spans. His role of a man tormented by an earlier tragedy that he prays will not occur again is both riveting and soulful. The object of his concern, Zoe, a young woman filled with hope and a deep searching for the good in the world is beautifully portrayed by an actress named Leslie Connelly. This film is only eleven minutes in length and never seems rushed yet I'd enjoy seeing it fleshed out into a longer piece. The characters are easy to identify with and the story seems all to true. A superb job by writer, director Michael J. Cahill. The locations are amazing for a short film and the original music by Bryan D. Arata was haunting and lovely yet never got in the way of the action. Personally, this was the hit of the festival and I hope to see it again somewhere. I didn't expect to see anything this good at the festival but I'm glad I stayed for this film. A big congratulations to Mr. Cahill, a total filmmaker who struck the right chords in this short but mighty movie. Bravo to Mr. Urena and Ms. Connelly, two performers that should be working for a long time to come.
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