William PC Marsh
William PC Marsh
The plain, God's honest truth is that the title of this short film doesn't do it any favors - and yet, at the same time, it is one hundred percent fitting. The name "Holy Shitter" conjures up thoughts of amateur, juvenile comedy, but the more and more I think about it, it just works. So let me make one thing clear. "Holy Shitter" is not what I imagined before I sat down to watch - and I mean that as a huge compliment.
In this short film, a young man is on the verge of doing something he may come to regret, and in an attempt to complete his "mission," he ends up in the public bathroom stall of a small gas station. Much to his surprise, after hearing "a voice" beside him, the side of the stall opens up, and a young woman is seated next to him. Asking to take his confession. It seems that the shop owner's daughter has a wicked sense of humor and has turned the bathroom stall into a confessional of sorts. Let the confessions begin.
William PC Marsh's short film "Holy Shitter" takes bathroom humor to a new level, and while it's a crazy premise, it works surprisingly well here. This is a film with an outlandish overall concept - but that concept serves only as the doorway to a more thoughtful flick. Once that initial ... revelation takes place, what's left is a message many people could easily relate with. If not everybody. Marsh brings forth the ever-present concepts of belonging, fitting in, and possibly finding that one person who may become your soul mate. These are some interesting elements for a short film with such a weird name - nonetheless, they are here, and the film works like a charm.
When it's all said and done, "Holy Shitter" proves that you can't judge a book (movie) by its cover. I found Marsh's short film to be well executed, well written, and excellently presented by the actors. Yes, reader, this may be an indie film, but the performances are anything but low-budget. So let your curious nature lead you through the bathroom doorway and stick around for the charming indie that is this film. You'll be glad you did. Four stars.