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The Mentor (2020)

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A wanna-be filmmaker persuades a reluctant film director into giving a mentorship when suddenly they are both kidnapped by an enigmatic gang.

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Moez Solis

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Moez Solis
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Brandi Nicole Payne ... Nilah Williams
Liz Sklar Liz Sklar ... Claire Adams
Mike Bash ... Mr. Owl
Michael James Kelly ... Mr. Raven
Santiago Rosas ... Mr. Emu
Julie Lockfield Julie Lockfield ... Mrs. Hawk
Corey Jackson ... Mr. Pigeon
Mary Ann Rodgers ... Julia Adams
Geeta Rai ... Dr. Zhivago
Ed Gonzalez Moreno ... Brent Jones (as Ed Berkeley)
Robyn Grahn Robyn Grahn ... Woman #1
Sarah Williams Sarah Williams ... Woman #2
David M Sandoval Jr. ... Cinematographer
Brian Moran Brian Moran ... Cinematographer
Colin Johnson Colin Johnson ... Director
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A wanna-be filmmaker persuades a reluctant film director into giving a mentorship when suddenly they are both kidnapped by an enigmatic gang.

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Kidnapping is anti-kidnapping.

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Artistic desperation goes to absurdist extremes
24 April 2020 | by alan-1035See all my reviews

Moez Solis's first feature is a sort of madcap take on how filmmaking itself can go to ridiculous extremes (starting with kidnapping). While it plays somewhat like an insider piece to the multitudes within the greater industry, THE MENTOR showcases Solis's ability to deliver a solid story and sustain intrigue through twists and turns that don't stop until the conclusion, and thus can be enjoyed by anyone who enjoys a dark comedy. The lead cast delivers solid performances (Brandi Nicole Payne and Mike Bash especially), which are wacky-enhanced by the fact that the majority of them wear bird masks while running around Oakland throughout the movie.


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22 April 2020 (USA) See more »

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Oakland, California, USA

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