Each week I will review a short film from my collection, or from the internet, or wherever....
I am going to start with one of my favorites:
The BMW short film series The Hire got critical acclaim when it was released. It drew a lot of large names and talent to its challenge of creating 8 short films based around a driver for hire played by Clive Owen.
My personal favorite of the 8 films made is The Follow directed by Wong Kar-wai, written by Andrew Kevin Walker and starring Mickey Rourke, Forest Whitaker and Adriana Lima.
It sees our driver paid to follow a paranoid actor's wife and report on her whereabouts...it is told almost poetically with a melodic pace, beautiful score and some great cinematography. It stands out from the other films in that there is very little action involved, the tale is more of a drama and once all of the pieces are in place you learn quite a bit about our driver's character.
You can watch this short in its entirety below, I welcome your thoughts!
The BMW series had some really good entries and I am sure I will be covering most of them over the course of this feature, but we shall see what happens next week...