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They’re Not Going To Find Him

An awkward dramedy about mental health, grief and hope.
5/5

Review

Written and directed by Calvin Kennedy Cochran and Cameron Patrick Murphy, ‘They’re Not Going To Find Him’ is a dramedy film that explores mental health, grief, suicide and hope. Nicholas Hulstine stars as the central protagonist, Jonah, a grief-stricken man on the verge of ending his life. Megan Adair co-stars as sex-line worker, Sarah – who Jonah calls in a final act of desperation. Albeit a heart-wrenching watch, the film is dredged in humour throughout and rewards viewers with hope and comic relief.

The 17-minute film opens with Sarah undertaking her job, before searching for her lost dog. Tony (the dog) has been missing for a year, but Sarah hasn’t given up hope for discovery. The film then cuts to Jonah, a suicidal man clutching a toaster after running a bath. Jonah, who is overcome with grief after the death of his partner, calls a sex hotline to reach out for help – he connects with Sarah. Their immediate connection brings a purpose to their otherwise dark existence. Awkward, yet hilarious, scenes follow.

Cochran and Murphy (Writers/Directors) have created an uplifting film that will keep viewers engaged and captivated from start-to-finish. Nicholas Hulstine (Jonah) and Megan Adair (Sarah) deliver remarkable performances that deserve high praise. Visually, the film is beautifully shot and carefully constructed. Cinematography by Thomas Wavid Johns is equally praiseworthy. Narratively, the plot is both poignant and comical with engaging and sincere characters. The film concludes with a hopefully message – never give up!

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They’re Not Going To Find Him

An awkward dramedy about mental health, grief and hope.
5/5

Review

Written and directed by Calvin Kennedy Cochran and Cameron Patrick Murphy, ‘They’re Not Going To Find Him’ is a dramedy film that explores mental health, grief, suicide and hope. Nicholas Hulstine stars as the central protagonist, Jonah, a grief-stricken man on the verge of ending his life. Megan Adair co-stars as sex-line worker, Sarah – who Jonah calls in a final act of desperation. Albeit a heart-wrenching watch, the film is dredged in humour throughout and rewards viewers with hope and comic relief.

The 17-minute film opens with Sarah undertaking her job, before searching for her lost dog. Tony (the dog) has been missing for a year, but Sarah hasn’t given up hope for discovery. The film then cuts to Jonah, a suicidal man clutching a toaster after running a bath. Jonah, who is overcome with grief after the death of his partner, calls a sex hotline to reach out for help – he connects with Sarah. Their immediate connection brings a purpose to their otherwise dark existence. Awkward, yet hilarious, scenes follow.

Cochran and Murphy (Writers/Directors) have created an uplifting film that will keep viewers engaged and captivated from start-to-finish. Nicholas Hulstine (Jonah) and Megan Adair (Sarah) deliver remarkable performances that deserve high praise. Visually, the film is beautifully shot and carefully constructed. Cinematography by Thomas Wavid Johns is equally praiseworthy. Narratively, the plot is both poignant and comical with engaging and sincere characters. The film concludes with a hopefully message – never give up!

Theyre Not Going To Find Him Short Film

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Runtime: 18 min
Genre: ,
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