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SFotD: ‘Fifty Pence’ is a Tough Walk Across Paris

Why Watch? Thanks to impeccable sound design, a situation infused with drama and tenderness, and two nuanced performances, this short from Eric Kolelas and Guillaume Miquel is a true standout. In it, a young man (Kolelas) is taking a young woman (Anoushka Ravanshad) to the other side of Paris at the behest of his mob boss. His situation, his family, and the city itself urge him to make a drastic decision. First of all, this movie is beautiful in an unconventional way — showing Paris neither as the capital of Romance nor as a sleazy bed of dead concrete. It’s just a city here, and it remains beautiful. Part of that is because the verite cinematography and the sound design hold hands the whole way through. There’s a rawness to everything, even when we get a heightened sense of the smallest things. A telephone keypad button being pushed, a footfall on the sidewalk, a
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Watch the award winning short, ‘Fifty Pence’

The short film Fifty Pence – made by London based filmmaker Eric Kolelas, is now online to watch. Kolelas wrote, produced, directed and also stars in the film, which made its debut at the London Short Film Festival back in January.

Darren, a keen gambler, finds himself having to escort an unknown woman on the other side of Paris for a Mafioso. Struggling with the implications of his involvement in the affair, Darren is forced to reconsider his values.

Fifty Pence from Eric Kolelas on Vimeo.
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Indie Beat: Full Short Film Fifty Pence Now Available Online

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Today in Indie Beat, Eric Kolelas' short film Fifty Pence has finished up its film festival circuit and is now available online for your viewing pleasure. 

Here at Cinelinx we like to talk about all aspects of filmmaking and movie news. To that end, we now have Indie Beat where we'll highlight some of the latest news, trailers, and PR releases from the indie filmmaker scene.  So if you're an independent filmmaker and want some coverage on our site, be sure to drop us a line at jordan@cinelinx.com . Now let's get to it:

Fifty Pence from Eric Kolelas on Vimeo.

 

Following a heavy loss in the french capital, Darren, a keen gambler, finds himself at the orders of Mr Hatim, a hardened Parisian Mafioso.

As his first job, he's assigned to escort an unknown woman, Karina, from a begrimed hotel room to Mr Hatim's hideout, for undisclosed yet obscure reasons.
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Watch Atmospheric Drama 'Fifty Pence' (Short Shouts!)

Today's Short Shout! comes from director Eric Kolelas, titled Fifty Pence. The international film festival played short film follows Darren, a keen gambler, who finds himself having to escort an unknown woman on the other side of Paris for a Mafioso. Struggling with the implications of his involvement in the affair, Darren is forced to reconsider his values. It stars Kolelas himself, and Anoushka Ravanshad. Watch: Fifty Pence from Eric Kolelas on Vimeo.
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Eric Kolelas's Short Film 'Fifty Pence' To Premiere Online (Monday, 4/8/13)

Filmmaker Eric Kolelas will be premiering his short film Fifty Pence, via Vimeo, on Monday, April 8. Follow Kolelas on Twitter to stay abreast of everything this burgeoning talent has going on. In the meantime, check out this clip from Fifty Pence, a film about "Darren, a gambler, who finds himself having to escort an unknown woman on the other side of Paris for a Mafioso.  Struggling with the implications of his involvement in the affair, he is forced to reconsider his values." Fifty Pence stars Kolelas (also its writer and director) and Anoushka Ravanshad in its lead roles.
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Directors Bradley Murray And Eric Kolelas Connect For Visual Poem 'An Intelligent Man'

British actor/director Eric Kolelas (Mosa, Fifty Pence) recently collaborated with Chicago-based director Bradley Murray on the visual poem An Intelligent Man. Kolelas' work should be familiar to S&A regulars; all of us may want to start taking notice of Mr. Murray's. If this short visual poem isn't enough to pique your interest in Murray's work, check out his collaborative effort with Chicago-based artist Hebru Brantley, with music by Thelonious Martin.  And in the spirit of tomorrow's holiday, thank me.
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