Having lived a life of religion, a man enters an interview that will justify or condemn his actions.
Written By: Robert Toshoff
Directed By: Alfredo Salvatore Arcilesi
God's Acre is an interesting short film to say the least. This is one of the shorts I really, really enjoyed. And you can enjoy it as well. It's free and available to watch!
This film features Robert Nolan, a name I am getting very used to seeing. Our film database has a few flicks with this man in them. Why's that? Simple. He's a Dam Good Actor. I suspect we will feature more reviews with movies containing this man because I'm starting to think "Good Film" when I hear his name.
So. Back to God's Acre. Director Alfredo Salvatore Arcilesi (Another Name I'm starting to hear a lot) does a fantastic job pacing this film, and you'll be very happy you watched. It starts leading you in one direction, then spins around and takes you another. It's then that you realize how the film got it's title.
The editing and camera work are great and completely compliment the film. Nothing to flashy for what ends up being a story calling for such. In my opinion, the best form of writing/directing is not to see what kind of flashy production work you can jam into a film, rather what compliments the story. The director does a great job at this which shows talent and taste. It's always cool to say: "Did you see that? That looked awesome!", but in the end what would you rather be remembered for? Some cool shots, edits and effects? Not! I'd rather the piece be remembered for the content behind the camerawork. Again, in this case? Very great work. I forgot I was watching a bunch of moving pictures! It just looks natural. Again. Awesome job.
The acting from everyone is great. Like I stated earlier Robert Nolan has done a great job and so have the supporting actors. You can't have a good lead performance if the support sucks! And they don't. By any means. No Cheese here.
Nutshell? Great short film with a run time that allows anyone to watch it. Running late? Watch anyway, I'm sure you can spare a few minutes. You'll be happy you did!