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A Message from Pops (2005)

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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Credited cast:
Joel Austen ... Undercover Cop
... Undercover Cop
... Mom
Haydn Brathwaite ... Barbershop Patron
Terrance L. Campbell ... Barbershop patron
... Undercover Cop
... Arresting Officer
... Son
... Police officer
... Arresting Officer
Nathan Standridge ... Arresting Officer #1
... (as Christopher Tavarez)
... Son in living room
Craig Thaxton ... Dad in Living Room
Mr. Thaxton ... Father in Living Room


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.


Drama | Short





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2 March 2005 (USA)  »

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$20,000 (estimated)
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Good message, great pops
21 February 2006 | by 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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