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Bugtussle

A comedic drama that shines a light on the offshoot of poverty.
5/5

Review

Derek Sitter‘s short comedy drama film delves into the aftermath of a failed bank robbery, with convincing comic elements. The film follows the story of Coy and Crow, played by Sitter and John Mese, respectively. The two are trapped in a remote farm shack, and their dialogue captures the woes of poverty and aspirations to become rich. However, underneath its obvious comedic elements lies a very poignant and touching story about inequality and the harsh realities of life.

The performances by Derek Sitter and John Mese are a tour-de-force. The actors’ chemistry elevates the narrative to a higher scale, making it highly comical, albeit emotionally moving and touching.

The film’s cinematography, lighting and sound design are exceptional, enhancing the visually stunning and thrilling aspects of the narrative. The location-sequence and the framing of situations keep the tension sustained, adding intrigue to the unfolding events that culminate in a startling ending.

Overall, the film genuinely surprises with its well-written story-line and humor that aptly balances pathos. It is definitely a great watch that deserves high praise, tackling a subject deeper than it’s category promises, turning it into a piece of work that can be deep, witty, funny, and affecting at the same time.

Brief Synopsis

After a bank robbery gone bad, a broken criminal and his unhinged partner hide out in a shack in the orange groves of Bakersfield to await their getaway car. As they try to get out of this clusterfuck with some of their dreams intact, their personal demons may have other plans.
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Director(s): Derek Sitter
Writer(s): Derek Sitter
Cast: Derek Sitter, Jefferson Wisdom, John Mese
Producer(s): Derek Sitter
Director of Photography: Taylor Morden, Walter King
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Runtime: 21 min

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Bugtussle

A comedic drama that shines a light on the offshoot of poverty.
5/5

Review

Derek Sitter‘s short comedy drama film delves into the aftermath of a failed bank robbery, with convincing comic elements. The film follows the story of Coy and Crow, played by Sitter and John Mese, respectively. The two are trapped in a remote farm shack, and their dialogue captures the woes of poverty and aspirations to become rich. However, underneath its obvious comedic elements lies a very poignant and touching story about inequality and the harsh realities of life.

The performances by Derek Sitter and John Mese are a tour-de-force. The actors’ chemistry elevates the narrative to a higher scale, making it highly comical, albeit emotionally moving and touching.

The film’s cinematography, lighting and sound design are exceptional, enhancing the visually stunning and thrilling aspects of the narrative. The location-sequence and the framing of situations keep the tension sustained, adding intrigue to the unfolding events that culminate in a startling ending.

Overall, the film genuinely surprises with its well-written story-line and humor that aptly balances pathos. It is definitely a great watch that deserves high praise, tackling a subject deeper than it’s category promises, turning it into a piece of work that can be deep, witty, funny, and affecting at the same time.

Brief Synopsis

After a bank robbery gone bad, a broken criminal and his unhinged partner hide out in a shack in the orange groves of Bakersfield to await their getaway car. As they try to get out of this clusterfuck with some of their dreams intact, their personal demons may have other plans.
Bugtussle Short Film

Credits

Director(s): Derek Sitter
Writer(s): Derek Sitter
Cast: Derek Sitter, Jefferson Wisdom, John Mese
Producer(s): Derek Sitter
Director of Photography: Taylor Morden, Walter King
Animation:

Specifications

Genre: ,
Country:
Language:
Year:
Runtime: 21 min

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