A heartbroken woman express her love to
the woman who broke her heart.
Written By: Pascal Payant
Directed By: Pascal Payant
This was an interesting video to say the least. A blast of very nice shots and slick editing with a seemingly perfectly matched score under it all. But once you take away all the glitter Pascal Payant dazzles you with while watching On The Horizon, what's left? A teaser? A promise of things to come maybe? Or is this simply an exercise in film making. That's for you to decide.
There's not a lot to say about a film that's just slightly under 5 minutes without giving anything away.... which in the case of this one is hard to do anyhow. But what I can say is that it compels you to watch. From start to finish. The sweeping shots, great use of color and even the selected shots themselves 'Could' tell of a great story to come. The great narration (Although a little on the quiet side) is a poem that leaves more unanswered than what's explained. But again, it's done so well that you need to watch it all, and are sorry when it's over.... even though it feels like it hasn't even started yet. The ladies cast are a real pleasure to watch. And that, in itself seems like another slight problem. Some of this short feels almost like a model shoot with some narration stuck over top. Yet still, you want to keep watching.
For me, On The Horizon seems more an experience in slick editing, great camerawork and models that are easy to watch. So, if I was rating on that alone I would give this short a perfect score. But since there 'is' a story to be told here, and it was sent to me as a short film...... I'm a little on the fence at what I should rate it.
To be on the safe side, I'm going to rate On The Horizon a 3.0 out of 5.0.
But I want to make one thing clear. If, something ever comes of the potential story here, and a film is made.... With what I've seen from watching this, we can expect a perfect (Or near perfectly) scoring film. The tools are all in place and I'd love to see what can be built with them.
But... Don't take my word for it.
I highly suggest you take a few minutes and watch this short yourself, and rate it above. For any film makers reading this..... that includes you as well. Links above or to the left of this write up. When you've watched it, why not head over to our Facebook page and give everyone your thoughts.
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