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A Purgatory Story (2019)

A demon stuck with spirit board duty falls for a girl on the other side.

Director:

Tom Albanese

Writers:

Tom Albanese (story by), Tom Albanese | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Joana Metrass ... Claire
Joey Long ... Gerald
Simon Barbaro ... Bob Arthur
Lucas Royalty ... Gatekeeper
Karly Ratzenberger Karly Ratzenberger ... Daisy
Edgar Momplaisir ... Sidney
Nicole Torres ... Eden
Natasha Ivkovic ... Lovestruck Angel
Kristen Adams ... Amber
Eden Knodel ... Debbie
Taryn Kelly ... Victoria
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joseph Schmidt Joseph Schmidt ... Rock Out Demon
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A demon stuck with spirit board duty falls for a girl on the other side.

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One of the best Omeleto short films
6 January 2020 | by richard_sikoraSee all my reviews

This is an excellent short film. The plot is highly original although a little surreal, which means you are not quite sure which way it is going. One of unusual things about this film is that there are no words spoken at all, instead relying on just subtitles and moods set by an original music score by Charles Harvey Spears.

So, have you ever wondered what Purgatory is like? Gerard (Joey Long) has been there since 1903 and has a tedious commute to a dull callcentre job, in this case answering ouija board questions. He is not allowed to quit and promotion is very very slow. His day starts with the alarm clock going off (love the time on the clock!), same clothes, dreadful breakfast, stuck in traffic then spends most of his day waiting for something to happen. Basically, not much has changed since he was on Earth.

The turning point occurs when he establishes a relationship by ouija board with a lady called Claire (Joana Metrass). We don't know much about her, but presumably she is seeking communication with the other side because she has lost someone dear to her. This dialogue becomes key to them both moving forwards.

The only problem with this film might be if you have eyesight problems as reading the subtitles is key.

There are many good short films by Omeleto, and in my opinion this is one of the best. My other favourite is "Future Boyfriend".


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USA

Release Date:

5 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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