Tortured by guilt, Taylor seeks to hide his sin in hopes that it will become another dirty little secret... However, as he begins to see menacing visions and the line between reality and paranoia becomes blurred, his plans quickly unravel.
Gripped by the fear of possible repercussions and tortured by the guilt of his violent actions, Taylor seeks to hide his sins in hopes that they will go unnoticed and become no more than a dirty little secret... However, his plan quickly falls apart when he begins to see menacing visions and the line between reality and paranoia becomes blurred...Is it all in his head or can the dead truly take revenge?Written by
The film was shot with next to no budget and used almost all family and friends as the crew. Most of the crew members were trained how to do their job by the Director just before production began. See more »
When Taylor is washing his hands the blood of his forehead changes between shots. See more »
Pretty good, despite arguable issues
I've been watching Film Riot for a couple years now, and only recently did I stumble upon this short directed by Ryan Connolly.
This was his first short apparently and I have to say, I've seen a lot of first time shorts... this one is pretty good among the others I've seen. Very rarely will you see a GREAT short film done by a first timer; that's rare if even possible. To be clear, this short film is good, not great.
Some people might have issues with the picture quality, but that's because the camera they used is a very old model/simple type of camera. Nothing too fancy at all. Basically on the same level as a Canon T2i. To me, that's not a problem. If anything that's inspiring to other indie filmmakers to still go out and make movies and not let the lack of stellar equipment stop you from doing so.
The acting was okay... passable.
The story is pretty good, and I'm 99% sure based on Edgar Allen Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart. I say that because it has similar elements and it's title is "TELL". I actually find that pretty cool that someone adapted Poe literature into a short film, set in modern times.
And as I recall, I have no issues with the editing or sound design. The lighting and color grading seemed to fit the short well.
Overall, a pretty good diamond in the ruff and highly recommended; especially if you're into indie filmmaking, it might inspire you.
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