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When a massive blackout tosses his slacker lifestyle into upheaval, Sparky Peterson is forced to amuse himself.

Director:

Adam Bertocci

Writer:

Adam Bertocci
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Cast

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Adam Bertocci ... Sparky Peterson
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When a massive blackout tosses his slacker lifestyle into upheaval, Sparky Peterson is forced to amuse himself.

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And then, the lights went out.

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Bronxville, New York, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Sparky's forgetting to dial a number on the telephone was actually a mistake - Adam Bertocci forgot to dial during the take, but covered for it, and thought the result fit Sparky's character. See more »

Goofs

A red light from the camera is reflected on the telephone when Sparky hangs up. See more »

Quotes

Sparky Peterson: It was the best blackout ever.
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This inspired me to make the most well-liked of my own short films
26 March 2008 | by TBJCSKCNRRQTreviewsSee all my reviews

That may be the most positive thing I can say about this short... but it's hardly the only one. This makes for a fun couple of minutes, and the idea and execution are well-done. The plot is simple, but sustains your interest for the duration. Pacing is good, this doesn't overstay its welcome. Acting isn't bad. Writing is probably Bertocci's strongest(at least as far as the most immediately noticeable) film-making talent, and this helps prove it... in the hands of a lesser writer, this wouldn't be anywhere near this remarkable. The cinematography is impressive, considering what the guy had to work with. The editing is spot-on. The story-telling device(you'll know what I mean if you watch) is put to good use. The lines are clever. This is just under five minutes long, complete with credits. Sound is fine. Not all of the comedy works, but the humor is mostly great. Bertocci makes great use of what he has at his immediate disposal, and definitely shows himself to be both creative and crafty. This should perhaps not be watched by anyone not at least a teenager, there is a mature theme or two. I recommend this to any fan of short films and quirky comedy. 7/10


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