Monday, 13 January 2014
A Tale of Nobody (2014) short film review.
A Tale of Nobody is one of those rare accomplishments. A short film that actually grips the viewer, tosses in comedy, horror and raw emotion, and has a story that genuinely affects those watching it. What Derek Huey and Ivan Henriquez have done really is breathtaking, and is incredibly hard hitting with the portrayal of a man who seems to have lost everything he lived for.
A man (Nobody) gets an early morning call from his girlfriend. This starts Nobody on a descent into at first sorrow, but this emotion gives way to darker, more violent behaviour.
The feeling of uneasiness this short film creates is amazing in such a short running time. You will find yourself laughing, but then questioning yourself, asking whether what is happening is really funny or tragic. The unravelling of the main character "Nobody", played by Derek Huey is a downward descent through a spectrum of emotion culminating in....well....you are just going to have to watch yourself.
For a short running around nine minutes, "A Tale of nobody certainly puts it's viewers through the emotional wringer, and not at any point of the short is your attention taken away from the plight of Nobody. We the viewers are along for the journey, and it will make you feel for the main character, whether you invest in him or not.
This is the beginning of things for Derek Huey, and after his hilarious cameo in Conjoined, and his emotionally wrought performance in A Tale of nobody, I cannot wait to see what he has in store for us next. This guy is talented, both in front and behind the camera, and his voice needs to be heard by all!
You can check out "A Tale of nobody" for yourself by clicking HERE.