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From the Sky

A tense thriller that explores vengeance.
5/5

Review

Directed by Ian Ebright, ‘From the Sky’ is a gripping short thriller that delves deeply into the complexities of revenge. Set against the backdrop of a poverty-stricken off-grid life in a rural Middle Eastern country, the film follows the journey of a father (Maz Siam) and son (Mohamad Tamimi) who herd goats. Their humble existence is disturbed when vengeful militants (Steven Soro and Georges Chalhoub) cross their path, leading to a dark and harrowing exploration of the innermost struggles faced during times of conflict.

The story masterfully intertwines the fear induced by US-operated drones and the destructive allure of vengeance. Led by the remarkable performances of Siam and Tamimi, ‘From the Sky’ becomes a coming-of-age tale as the young son grapples with the harsh realities of war. Through his eyes, we witness the devastating consequences of revenge, ultimately learning that there are other paths to take in life.

Ty Migota’s majestic and well-crafted cinematography expertly captures the tension and unease that permeates the narrative. The vast landscapes and the intimate moments between characters are visual delights, enhancing the emotional impact of the story.

The music chosen for the film aids in setting the atmospheric tone, heightening the suspense and further immersing viewers into the drama. The haunting melodies complement the visuals, adding depth to the overall viewing experience.

The acting performances are nothing short of brilliant, leaving a lasting impression on the audience. Each actor excels in portraying the complexities of their characters, bringing depth and authenticity to their roles.

In the end, ‘From the Sky’ is a thought-provoking and intense short film. Through its engrossing narrative, impeccable cinematography, and strong performances, it leaves a lingering impact, prompting deep reflection on the human condition and the consequences of our actions. Ian Ebright has delivered a fantastic piece that is bound to leave viewers with much to contemplate long after the credits roll.

From the Sky Short Film

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