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Legal 18

An offbeat comedy centered around a TV casting call.
5/5

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Written and directed by Jack Foley, ‘Legal 18’ is a short comedy film that attempts to uncover the shady Hollywood casting process. Jack Foley leads the cast as Gus, an offbeat aspiring actor – with a cocksure attitude – who finds himself at an audition for a sought-after TV role. The jocular narrative, which has a slight sinister underbelly, explores the protagonist’s hefty age gap to his desired role. Tim True co-stars as Mick, the casting director. The audience can expect a comical watch with an abundance of eccentricity.

The 7-minute comedy opens with an unkept Gus, who is in his late-20’s, dashing to an audition to secure the role as a 13-year-old bully. Whilst waiting to be called, Gus sparks condescending small talk with the fellow try-outs – which is guaranteed to secure a few laughs. Without spoiling the narrative climax, the plot takes a disturbing spin that exposes the alleged impropriety of some film/TV auditions.

Jack Foley (Writer/Director/Star) warrants praise and acclaim for his hilarious portrayal as Gus – a noteworthy performance that will simultaneously repulse and bring a degree of empathy to the viewer. Technically, the short is flawlessly crafted with stellar cinematography by Philipp Girke – expect a high-quality finish. Sound and post-production is equally commendable. Tim True’s portrayal as the dubious casting director is additionally laudable, albeit disconcerting. An unmissable watch that shouldn’t be overlooked. Highly recommended.

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Legal 18

An offbeat comedy centered around a TV casting call.
5/5

Review

Written and directed by Jack Foley, ‘Legal 18’ is a short comedy film that attempts to uncover the shady Hollywood casting process. Jack Foley leads the cast as Gus, an offbeat aspiring actor – with a cocksure attitude – who finds himself at an audition for a sought-after TV role. The jocular narrative, which has a slight sinister underbelly, explores the protagonist’s hefty age gap to his desired role. Tim True co-stars as Mick, the casting director. The audience can expect a comical watch with an abundance of eccentricity.

The 7-minute comedy opens with an unkept Gus, who is in his late-20’s, dashing to an audition to secure the role as a 13-year-old bully. Whilst waiting to be called, Gus sparks condescending small talk with the fellow try-outs – which is guaranteed to secure a few laughs. Without spoiling the narrative climax, the plot takes a disturbing spin that exposes the alleged impropriety of some film/TV auditions.

Jack Foley (Writer/Director/Star) warrants praise and acclaim for his hilarious portrayal as Gus – a noteworthy performance that will simultaneously repulse and bring a degree of empathy to the viewer. Technically, the short is flawlessly crafted with stellar cinematography by Philipp Girke – expect a high-quality finish. Sound and post-production is equally commendable. Tim True’s portrayal as the dubious casting director is additionally laudable, albeit disconcerting. An unmissable watch that shouldn’t be overlooked. Highly recommended.

Legal 18 Short Film

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Runtime: 7 min
Genre: ,
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