The Greyness of Autumn follows the final days of the life of Danny McGuire, an ostrich living in Scotland. Danny's life is suddenly turned upside down when he loses his job and his girlfriend in the same day.
The Greyness of Autumn follows the final days of the life of Danny McGuire, an ostrich living in Scotland. Danny's life is suddenly turned upside down when he loses his job and his girlfriend in the same day. As Danny struggles to reinvent himself in a society that treat him as a second class citizen, he questions whether there is much point living in a world that will never see past the feathers.Written by
A Unique Persepctive Into the Troubled Life of Danny McGuire
Danny McGuire is a peculiar person similar to the comic styling of Louie CK. The short film is narrated by him and it progresses through the troubles in his life going from bad to worse. I was expecting to hear the sad tale of a man who no longer fit into society. Much to my surprise I saw a sock puppet with a beak. Then I saw another puppet; a monkey with a particular fetish for cornflakes and soft core porn. Just the addition of these two elements changed the drama to a comedy; a black comedy with a delicious taste of sarcasm. Suddenly the dialogue was different. The comments Danny made about his life although dreary and morose seemed comical. The situations turned from bad to worse; all because of the addition of a puppet. I don't know if it is the stigma of society that when we see a puppet, no matter how depressing things are, there is always a bright side of life.
Such a strong message is portrayed by brilliant writer and director Chris Quick. The integration of cinematic elements and the comedic use of puppets also reminds me of Seth McFarlane's Ted. The comedic genius of the dialog from both Chris Quick and Andy S. McEwan address the social commentary about the human condition and the power of perception. Despite its low budget feel, the laughs contained in the dialog will only have you wanting more. I am looking forward to the next project from this team.
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