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Pursuit of the Unknown

A captivating mystery with a suspense-heavy underbelly.
4/5

Review

Zoë Minter’s short mystery thriller takes audiences on a suspenseful journey as a young female detective, portrayed by Satori Munson, delves into the investigation of a mysterious monster. The film, while shrouded in intrigue, showcases Munson’s powerful performance as she carries the weight of the entire narrative. Adan Alvarez Jr co-stars in a voice-only role.

Munson’s portrayal of the determined detective is nothing short of credible. She effortlessly captivates viewers with her compelling presence, effectively drawing them deeper into the story. As the sole focal point of the film, Munson skillfully carries the weight of the plot, displaying a range of emotions and seamlessly immersing audiences in her character’s desperate quest for the truth.

Tommi Abueg’s cinematography adds another layer of sophistication to the film. Crafted with precision, the well-executed shots enhance the visual experience and effectively contribute to the building suspense. The camera work amplifies the tension, heightening the audience’s anticipation and investment in the storyline.

Furthermore, the sound design and editing play crucial roles in the film’s success. The seamless blending of sound elements keeps audiences engaged, while the precise editing enhances the pacing, adding to the overall tension and excitement.

The music selections serve as an additional tool in creating a suspenseful atmosphere. Skillfully chosen, the music effectively heightens the anticipation and keeps viewers on the edge of their seats.

In conclusion, Minter’s short film successfully captivates audiences with its mystery and suspense. Munson’s powerful performance carries the weight of the narrative, while the cinematography, sound, editing, and music work in unison to deliver a thrilling viewing experience. With its well-crafted elements, this film is a testament to Minter’s skill as a director in the genre of mystery thrillers.

Brief Synopsis

Jamie Gatz, an investigator researching the case of the “Riverside Cryptid” takes matters into their own hands when their sources fail to provide them the information they seek. As they make their way to the original location of the incident they slowly realize it was a mistake to go.
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Credits

Director(s): Zoë Minter
Writer(s): Zoë Minter
Cast: Adan Alvarez Jr, Satori Munson
Producer(s): Zoë Minter
Director of Photography: Tommi Abueg
Animation (if applicable):

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Runtime: 12 min

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Pursuit of the Unknown

A captivating mystery with a suspense-heavy underbelly.
4/5

Review

Zoë Minter’s short mystery thriller takes audiences on a suspenseful journey as a young female detective, portrayed by Satori Munson, delves into the investigation of a mysterious monster. The film, while shrouded in intrigue, showcases Munson’s powerful performance as she carries the weight of the entire narrative. Adan Alvarez Jr co-stars in a voice-only role.

Munson’s portrayal of the determined detective is nothing short of credible. She effortlessly captivates viewers with her compelling presence, effectively drawing them deeper into the story. As the sole focal point of the film, Munson skillfully carries the weight of the plot, displaying a range of emotions and seamlessly immersing audiences in her character’s desperate quest for the truth.

Tommi Abueg’s cinematography adds another layer of sophistication to the film. Crafted with precision, the well-executed shots enhance the visual experience and effectively contribute to the building suspense. The camera work amplifies the tension, heightening the audience’s anticipation and investment in the storyline.

Furthermore, the sound design and editing play crucial roles in the film’s success. The seamless blending of sound elements keeps audiences engaged, while the precise editing enhances the pacing, adding to the overall tension and excitement.

The music selections serve as an additional tool in creating a suspenseful atmosphere. Skillfully chosen, the music effectively heightens the anticipation and keeps viewers on the edge of their seats.

In conclusion, Minter’s short film successfully captivates audiences with its mystery and suspense. Munson’s powerful performance carries the weight of the narrative, while the cinematography, sound, editing, and music work in unison to deliver a thrilling viewing experience. With its well-crafted elements, this film is a testament to Minter’s skill as a director in the genre of mystery thrillers.

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No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Brief Synopsis

Jamie Gatz, an investigator researching the case of the “Riverside Cryptid” takes matters into their own hands when their sources fail to provide them the information they seek. As they make their way to the original location of the incident they slowly realize it was a mistake to go.
Pursuit of the Unknown Short Film

Credits

Director(s): Zoë Minter
Writer(s): Zoë Minter
Cast: Adan Alvarez Jr, Satori Munson
Producer(s): Zoë Minter
Director of Photography: Tommi Abueg
Animation:

Specifcations

Genre: ,
Country:
Language:
Year:
Runtime: 12 min
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