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Everpresent

A tale of solitude and depression with a spiritual underbelly.
5/5

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Directed by Andrew Holzschuh, from a screenplay by Holzschuh and Michael Kelley, ‘Everpresent’ is a short drama film that delves into despair and the unanchored frame of mind of a young woman. Lauren Levi leads the cast as the central character, with Steven Millar co-starring as a comforting apparition. With eloquent cinematography by Michael Kelley, the film deliberately omits character dialogue – with the intent to deliver a poignant visual tale that is certain to provoke an abundance of emotions.

The 6-minute film opens with heightened dramatics amidst the brewing of a thunder storm. The picturesque atmospheric disturbance corelates with the psychological angst of the depressed protagonist, as she wrestles with both forces whilst driving. The purpose of her frantic flee is not known, but her mood is quickly altered upon the arrival of an apparitional-like gentleman – possibly her late father.

Andrew Holzschuh and Michael Kelley have created an impressive collaborative piece of filmmaking. Lauren Levi’s portrayal as the solemn protagonist is undoubtfully meritorious – a praiseworthy and fool proof performance that will keep viewers engaged and on tenterhooks. Kelley’s imposing lighting and cinematography aids the overall theme – enriching the tone and aesthetics of the entire production. The narrative itself, although short, is well structured – teasing a mysterious climax that is open to further continuation. Sound, post-production and visual effects are equally commendable. Highly recommended viewing.
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Everpresent

A tale of solitude and depression with a spiritual underbelly.
5/5

Review

Directed by Andrew Holzschuh, from a screenplay by Holzschuh and Michael Kelley, ‘Everpresent’ is a short drama film that delves into despair and the unanchored frame of mind of a young woman. Lauren Levi leads the cast as the central character, with Steven Millar co-starring as a comforting apparition. With eloquent cinematography by Michael Kelley, the film deliberately omits character dialogue – with the intent to deliver a poignant visual tale that is certain to provoke an abundance of emotions.

The 6-minute film opens with heightened dramatics amidst the brewing of a thunder storm. The picturesque atmospheric disturbance corelates with the psychological angst of the depressed protagonist, as she wrestles with both forces whilst driving. The purpose of her frantic flee is not known, but her mood is quickly altered upon the arrival of an apparitional-like gentleman – possibly her late father.

Andrew Holzschuh and Michael Kelley have created an impressive collaborative piece of filmmaking. Lauren Levi’s portrayal as the solemn protagonist is undoubtfully meritorious – a praiseworthy and fool proof performance that will keep viewers engaged and on tenterhooks. Kelley’s imposing lighting and cinematography aids the overall theme – enriching the tone and aesthetics of the entire production. The narrative itself, although short, is well structured – teasing a mysterious climax that is open to further continuation. Sound, post-production and visual effects are equally commendable. Highly recommended viewing.
Everpresent

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