Crazy. Hilarious. Shocking. How many adjectives can one use to describe a short film? When Derek Huey is the filmmaker, as many as he can possibly think of! I'm not one for hyperbole, but seriously, this short is pure excellence. 'I'm Sorry' is a near eight minute short film, and easily takes the title of 'the funniest short I have seen so far this year'. Not only that, but it provokes a number of other emotions from the viewer.
I won't give anything away, for fear of spoiling the short film, but things move along briskly as the viewer is drawn in right away as we see someone get murdered. The music added to the tense death scene, and it was incredibly well-realised and almost operatic in its execution. Rarely does such a simple execution work so well.
The movie then gives a nod to Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn, which had me chuckling out loud. Then we are drawn right back in, as the killer bursts into another home. What happens next surprised me yet again, and bought to mind a scene out of 'The Omen', only with even more shock value.
Put simply, it seems as though Derek Huey is going from strength to strength with each subsequent film he makes. I cannot wait to see a full length feature from this guy. I am continually impressed by his work. In 'I'm Sorry', you can tell Derek has put his heart and soul into this film, and it shows in every single frame. Horror and offfbeat humour (which comes across as very British, in a Monty Python's Flying Circus kind of way) is the order of the day in this short, and it works that well, I think I am going to watch it again!
The film was made for The Zone Sci Fan Film Race Festival, which is Houston's first Sci-Fi/Fantasy film race and festival, and has been submitted for the Audience Award, so is not available to the public yet. As soon as it is, a post will be made right here, letting you all know how you can see this awesome piece of cinema.
You can check out more about The Zone Sci Fan Film Race Festival by clicking HERE.