Planet Earth has been destroyed by
an intergalactic parasite race called Shadows. Nataly takes a dangerous
path and risks everything to find Dehrin-dara.
Written By: Kirill Proskura
Directed By: Kikill Proskura
First impressions of "A Shadow Of Dara" is a little complicated. Imagine an episode of Doctor Who, sprinkle in a dash of The Matrix and shake, don't stir. The end result, although not the perfect comparison, is pretty damn close. The set-up for a full fledged episodic show is in place, or a feature length film. I personally think a show would be much more fun, a chance to fully explore Kirill Proskura's world and have some fun doing it. As a stand alone piece however, "A Shadow Of Dara" does not fall short in any way. It is a fun quarter hour with some surprising elements for an indie short
On the technical front I can't really complain about much. The lensing was done very well, providing just enough kick to keep even the slower moments interesting yet keeping things grounded and clear. The audio was crisp, clear and easy to follow and overall I was quite impressed with the AV presented. A nice slick edit pulls everything together and some good colors and effects rounds off the post work. On a personal note, I was rather impressed with the acting. "A Shadow Of Dara" manages to take some strange names and lots of techno-babble and make it seem normal. Great job guys and gals!
This really was an interesting treat. "A Shadow Of Dara" has potential to go beyond being a one-off short film. It was both visually interesting and entertaining as a story. I fully hope to see this story continued and highly recommend this to anyone who says that indie flicks always suck. They don't. Here's the proof. When you get the chance make sure to check this one out.
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