06 Giu “Reaper Island Part II” by Nolan Schmidt
In the wake of America’s best tradition, “Reaper Island Part II” is a scary cinematic gem. The talent of the director, Nolan Schmidt, is already clear from the premises: the choice to shoot a horror film in the short space of a short film is courageous and fresh, but in the hands of Schmidt it is surprising. The film, in addition to its qualities in screenwriting and special effects, is also a brilliant example of independent cinema. With the limited budget available, “Reaper Island” still manages to tell an extremely engaging and, most importantly, terrifying story. Schmidt’s directorial virtuosity is expressed through dizzying but never inappropriate machine movements, and they seem to pierce the stage space, giving more strength to the many action scenes.
In short, the film manages to give its best with little money and little time. This ability makes Schmidt a true author: his creativity is tested by production dynamics, but he manages to give us a fantastic work, transforming the limits into a stylistic signature. We can’t wait to see his next films.