He’s Got Character (Short film)

He's got character short film review

A film by W.D. Stevens.

I enjoyed the concept of the storyline very much – a love triangle between a play director, the actor and the actor’s character. The director falls for the character, but not the actor, and has to think up a clever way to get out of it.

It almost reminds me of Stranger Than Fiction in a way – how someone can be so close to a person when they are a distant idea, only to become discouraged by their flaws and complexities in real life. It’s the difference between the idea of a person, and reality – like meeting a celebrity, I guess.

The acting was pretty good, particularly by Melbourne actress Lore Burns.

I think the story had a great loop, making a parallel of the beginning and ending. It’s well written, incorporating the intimacy of the play within the movie, with the storyline of the film.

I think it would work on a deeper level if the story was layered and extended, as just when you start to figure out the characters, the film comes to a conclusion.

Pretty good over all though. I can see they’ve done well with the resources they had.

Jodie

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About Jodie (NZ Film Freak)

I am a journalism graduate (2014) from New Zealand. I enjoy writing on my blog about films and songs, plus the odd random thought. Currently working as a writer in UK. Follow me on Twitter @NZFilmFreak and like my Facebook page NZ Film Freak. Follow my travels around the world www.jodiehart.co.nz
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