Written By: Jason Erickson
Directed By: Jason Erickson
When it comes to Complications Of A Walking Baby I'm not totally sure what to make of it, or take from it. Somewhere in my heart I know that a message must exist somewhere in this short artistic film; just not sure what it is. Featuring a baby trying to fit into the world one must assume a deeper meaning exists and I'm sure one does. The pieces are all in place from the infant dawning a mask so people don't bother him, to the baby saving a life at the end. Broken apart I can see individual pieces of a deeper story being told but I simply can't grasp it. Not quite yet. With the end credits rolling and the narrator discussing the possibility of having a baby with his friend I almost thought I understood what the entire short was about. Almost. As cute as Complications Of A Walking Baby was to watch I still just didn't/don't get it.
Writer / Director Jason Erickson has put together a narrative that although confusing to me... seems to come together forming an entertaining short film. The lensing was simple yet interesting and the voice of the storyteller was crisp and clear. Everything was edited together and all seemed to fit perfectly into place. When it comes to short films of this artistic nature, there really isn't much to write about technically so let's just leave it at that.
Writing that I don't quite understand something may make people think it was amateur, or not worth the time to watch when in fact, the truth is actually quite the opposite. Complications Of A Walking Baby has a charm to it that really put a smile on my face and maybe that's enough. Story or a random collection of images. Does it really matter? Watching any type of film is subjective and for me, the most important thing is the feeling (If any) you are left with by the end. Even not knowing quite why I liked it, I do understand that I did. Anyone looking for a quick pick-me-up should give this one a watch. Maybe you'll get something more from it than I did but even if you don't... I'm guessing you'll walk away a slightly happier person.
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