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My Name is Moe

A poignant tale of teenage social anxiety and body dysmorphia.
4/5

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‘My Name is Moe’, the 14-minute drama film written and directed by Kabir McNeely, is a powerful and poignant portrayal of a teenager’s battle with his weight and social anxiety. The film follows the journey of Moe, played by McNeely, as he struggles to confront his fears and undertake a rigorous diet and exercise plan before going to a house party.

Despite the film’s low budget production value, McNeely’s direction and Max Gutierrez’s cinematography are commendable, capturing the essence of Moe’s internal struggles with his body image and social anxiety. The poignant scene where Moe asks his mother if he is ugly is particularly moving and highlights the central character’s emotional anguish and lack of body confidence.

The film ultimately delivers a powerful message that encourages people to love their bodies no matter what size, and highlights the harmful effects of fat shaming. The sound and editing are also well orchestrated, contributing to the overall storytelling.

With his commendable writing, directing, and acting in the film, Kabir McNeely showcases his raw talent as a young filmmaker and actor. ‘My Name is Moe’ is a captivating and inspiring film that will resonate with audiences of all ages, and it deserves high praise for addressing important issues prevalent in today’s youth culture.

Brief Synopsis

Longing for acceptance, a lonely teenager with a crippling eating disorder and social anxiety must face his biggest fear.
My Name is Moe

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Director(s): Kabir McNeely
Writer(s): Kabir McNeely
Cast: Brandon Leland, Fiona Ma, Geoff Kostal, Kabir McNeely, Madison Marshall, Mira Stern
Producer(s): Kabir McNeely
Director of Photography: Max Gutierrez
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Runtime: 14 min

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My Name is Moe

A poignant tale of teenage social anxiety and body dysmorphia.
4/5

Review

‘My Name is Moe’, the 14-minute drama film written and directed by Kabir McNeely, is a powerful and poignant portrayal of a teenager’s battle with his weight and social anxiety. The film follows the journey of Moe, played by McNeely, as he struggles to confront his fears and undertake a rigorous diet and exercise plan before going to a house party.

Despite the film’s low budget production value, McNeely’s direction and Max Gutierrez’s cinematography are commendable, capturing the essence of Moe’s internal struggles with his body image and social anxiety. The poignant scene where Moe asks his mother if he is ugly is particularly moving and highlights the central character’s emotional anguish and lack of body confidence.

The film ultimately delivers a powerful message that encourages people to love their bodies no matter what size, and highlights the harmful effects of fat shaming. The sound and editing are also well orchestrated, contributing to the overall storytelling.

With his commendable writing, directing, and acting in the film, Kabir McNeely showcases his raw talent as a young filmmaker and actor. ‘My Name is Moe’ is a captivating and inspiring film that will resonate with audiences of all ages, and it deserves high praise for addressing important issues prevalent in today’s youth culture.

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No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Brief Synopsis

Longing for acceptance, a lonely teenager with a crippling eating disorder and social anxiety must face his biggest fear.
My Name is Moe

Credits

Director(s): Kabir McNeely
Writer(s): Kabir McNeely
Cast: Brandon Leland, Fiona Ma, Geoff Kostal, Kabir McNeely, Madison Marshall, Mira Stern
Producer(s): Kabir McNeely
Director of Photography: Max Gutierrez
Animation:

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Year:
Runtime: 14 min
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