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A Place to Hide

A touching drama about survival, benevolence and family.
5/5

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Directed by Eámonn Wrightstone, from a screenplay by Wrightstone and Tejas Dhindsa, ‘A Place to Hide’ is a short drama film that delves into a young man’s ardent care for his ailing mother. River Knight leads the cast as Charlie, who moonlights as a gay escort in order to put his dementia-stricken mother (portrayed by Lisa King) into a residential care facility. A poignant tale of unconditional love and perseverance.

The 10-minute film, which flows at a delicate pace, opens with Charlie attempting to reach out to his absent father for financial support. With his father unobtainable, and the rent due on their motel accommodation, Charlie resorts to prostitution in order to make ends meet. The narrative explores his steadfast endurance in order to give his mother the urgent care she lacks.

River Knight (Charlie) delivers a remarkable performance that deserves high acclaim and appreciation. Wrightstone and Dhindsa have crafted a touching drama with exceptional technicality; stellar cinematography, lighting and editing. The film acts as a character study of Charlie, predominately delving into his unwavering benevolence. Lisa King delivers a respectable performance throughout, despite her character’s physical and emotional limitations. By the time the narrative concludes, viewers will feel the urge for a continuation as the characters are easily invested in. Highly recommended.
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A Place to Hide

A touching drama about survival, benevolence and family.
5/5

Review

Directed by Eámonn Wrightstone, from a screenplay by Wrightstone and Tejas Dhindsa, ‘A Place to Hide’ is a short drama film that delves into a young man’s ardent care for his ailing mother. River Knight leads the cast as Charlie, who moonlights as a gay escort in order to put his dementia-stricken mother (portrayed by Lisa King) into a residential care facility. A poignant tale of unconditional love and perseverance.

The 10-minute film, which flows at a delicate pace, opens with Charlie attempting to reach out to his absent father for financial support. With his father unobtainable, and the rent due on their motel accommodation, Charlie resorts to prostitution in order to make ends meet. The narrative explores his steadfast endurance in order to give his mother the urgent care she lacks.

River Knight (Charlie) delivers a remarkable performance that deserves high acclaim and appreciation. Wrightstone and Dhindsa have crafted a touching drama with exceptional technicality; stellar cinematography, lighting and editing. The film acts as a character study of Charlie, predominately delving into his unwavering benevolence. Lisa King delivers a respectable performance throughout, despite her character’s physical and emotional limitations. By the time the narrative concludes, viewers will feel the urge for a continuation as the characters are easily invested in. Highly recommended.
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