George Miller Atkinson, Alan Ciechalski
George Miller Atkinson
Science Fiction, Comedy
From Here to There" begins by introducing us to protagonist Casper(Timothy Blore ), who is a total genius apparently - because he has managed to build a teleporter. It uses the earth's magnetic field, and well, you probably know how a teleporter works, right? He has invited Ellen (Fiona Lynn ) to go for a lovely walk in the park, and when they meet, Casper acts surprised, as if it was a chance meeting, even though he called her several times. It also just so happens that Casper is a little awkward when it comes to girls - we all know the type. After explaining his machine to his less-than-impressed friend, she decides to go for a spin. It works, but things don't go so well on the romantic side as far as Casper is concerned.
Now, about the teleporter, it can take you anywhere in the world. Kate decides she'd like to go to Edinburgh, where she wants to meet a friend. Another guy, of course. Now we are introduced to Faye (Andromeda Davidson), who is tending a bar. An awkward yet cute girl who is getting a pep talk from a customer Gary(Mike Altman). At first, I thought he was her father because it was the exact same kind of talk I'd had with my daughter many times. "You never know who can walk through those doors," says Gary. After successfully teleporting to Edinburgh, in walks Casper the two. Ellen quickly hooks up with her friend Jason (Carlon Ferguson), which leaves our boy genius alone to perhaps hook up with someone else or maybe not! I cannot go any further into detail because I believe that you, the reader, should check this one out for yourself.
Honestly, there's not a whole lot going on here. "From Here to There" is definitely very well done on all counts from a technical standpoint - but there's not a whole lot of meat to the story. I know, I know ... short film and all - not a lot of time to cram things in. With that written, however, the acting itself is excellent, and the directing is also pretty great. The editing of the film and the sound design are all also top-notch. I should also mention that "From Here to There" has a bit of a "Back to the future" vibe to it, which I enjoyed. If you are a fan of the classic time travel flick, then you will probably enjoy it as well. All in all, this was a fun little film. I give it a solid three and a half stars out of five.