Reviews

[vc_row] "Reaching" is a short dance film by the young Richard Schertzer. Directed with a very straightforward language inside a beautiful church, it portrays a sweet choreography with delicacy and simplicity. Its film grammar is very simple, made of static shots or slow pans. The film starts as...

[vc_row][vc_column width='3/5'] In this short by Austin DeShayes "Genesis", we are in front of a very brilliant mixture of genre that create a very interesting atmosphere. A native priestess is running away from two men that are chasing her, and is seemingly on a spiritual voyage,...

[vc_row][vc_column width='3/5'] Sometimes, in order to be able to stage a feature film with a very low budget, writing must be smart enough to stage the film in the minimum amount of locations required for a story. Some very good indie films have used this technique...

[vc_row] In this little music video - that is mixed with the language of video - called "A certain smile" by Richard Schertzer, there is a synthetic and simple language in the staging: the two newlyweds share the most important moment of their life, with a...

[vc_row][vc_column width='3/5'] Even if it looks simple, the approach to genre movie is maybe the most complex: it is difficult to give it a twist of originality, considering the amount of films that are made every year. In this short crime-thriller story by Himanshu Kesharwani called "The...

[vc_row] It is interesting to see what happens when one of the most contemporary form of art - the digital short film - merges with the most ancient form of narration: mythology. The result in this short called "Ishtar Speaks", by Dena Ryane, is a very interesting...

[vc_row] We are kind of getting used to review the shorts from Richar Schertzer, a prolific young director who is practising hard his filmmaking skills. Most of them are in an horror environment, and we personally think that the genre is the one he is better...

[vc_row][vc_column width='3/5'] One of the greatest powers of cinema is the possibility to incarnate psychology through images. Set in a gloomy evening into a stately home, it portrays the visit of a christian missionary into the house of an old lady. Inside the house, in a...

[vc_row] Creating from scratch is something that only animation cinema can do. Imagining a non-existent world and bringing it to life is maybe the most complex of all skills that imagination can show. In this little short by Richard Schertzer we are in front of the...

[vc_row][vc_column width='3/5'] In the last year the return of genre movies on streaming platforms and in the world market has put aside activism and political filmmaking. It is very rare to see independent filmmakers adressing political themes, social violence and matters of national security, themes that...