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Father and Son

5/5
A poignant drama that delves into an unbalanced father/son relationship.

Synopsis

An up-and-coming writer competes against his father for a prestigious book award.

Review

Mitchell Lazar’s directorial offering, a short drama film that explores the intricate dynamics of a father-son relationship, enthrals viewers into a spellbinding narrative filled with emotional depth and remarkable performances. Starring Chris Gouchoe as the debut novelist Nathan and Roger Rathburn as his father Thomas, the story effortlessly revolves around their fierce competition for a prestigious literary award, weaving together themes of familial discord, determination, and the pursuit of dreams.

One of the film’s primary strengths lies in the impeccable acting. Gouchoe delivers a captivating portrayal of a son caught between his father’s discouraging criticism and his burning desire to prove himself. Rathburn’s depiction of Thomas is equally compelling, as he nails the role of an antagonistic figure whose words cut deep, making the audience empathize with Nathan’s struggle.

Furthermore, Rahul Sharma’s expert cinematography elevates the film, creating a visually stunning experience that showcases the characters’ emotions and intensifies the tension between them. The skilled craftsmanship in the cinematography helps enhance the storytelling, lending the film a polished and cinematic finish that is truly commendable.

The narrative delves into the complexities of the underdog archetype, depicting the challenges faced by Nathan as he strives to break free from his father’s shadow and forge his own path. With its exploration of family disunity and the overwhelming weight of parental expectations, the film offers a relatable and thought-provoking examination of the human condition.

In summary, Mitchell Lazar’s short drama film is a riveting and emotionally charged cinematic masterpiece. With impeccable performances, expert cinematography, and a powerful exploration of family dynamics, it is a must-watch for those seeking a compelling story that lingers long after the credits roll.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Mitchell Lazar
Writer(s): Mitchell Lazar
Cast: Chris Gouchoe, Cynthia Katsingris, Jamie Keohane, Keith Keyes, Kelly Fairbrother, Roger Rathburn, Ryan Driscoll
Producer(s): Joe Navarro, Mitchell Lazar, Nicole Quintero Ochoa
Director of Photography: Rahul Sharma
Animation (if applicable):

Specifications

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Language: English
Year: 2018
Runtime: 7 min

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Synopsis

An up-and-coming writer competes against his father for a prestigious book award.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Mitchell Lazar
Writer(s): Mitchell Lazar
Cast: Chris Gouchoe, Cynthia Katsingris, Jamie Keohane, Keith Keyes, Kelly Fairbrother, Roger Rathburn, Ryan Driscoll
Producer(s): Joe Navarro, Mitchell Lazar, Nicole Quintero Ochoa
Director of Photography: Rahul Sharma
Animation:

Specifcations

Genre:
Country:
Language: English
Year: 2018
Runtime: 7 min

Recommended

Father and Son

5/5

A poignant drama that delves into an unbalanced father/son relationship.

Father and Son Short Film
Mitchell Lazar’s directorial offering, a short drama film that explores the intricate dynamics of a father-son relationship, enthrals viewers into a spellbinding narrative filled with emotional depth and remarkable performances. Starring Chris Gouchoe as the debut novelist Nathan and Roger Rathburn as his father Thomas, the story effortlessly revolves around their fierce competition for a prestigious literary award, weaving together themes of familial discord, determination, and the pursuit of dreams.

One of the film’s primary strengths lies in the impeccable acting. Gouchoe delivers a captivating portrayal of a son caught between his father’s discouraging criticism and his burning desire to prove himself. Rathburn’s depiction of Thomas is equally compelling, as he nails the role of an antagonistic figure whose words cut deep, making the audience empathize with Nathan’s struggle.

Furthermore, Rahul Sharma’s expert cinematography elevates the film, creating a visually stunning experience that showcases the characters’ emotions and intensifies the tension between them. The skilled craftsmanship in the cinematography helps enhance the storytelling, lending the film a polished and cinematic finish that is truly commendable.

The narrative delves into the complexities of the underdog archetype, depicting the challenges faced by Nathan as he strives to break free from his father’s shadow and forge his own path. With its exploration of family disunity and the overwhelming weight of parental expectations, the film offers a relatable and thought-provoking examination of the human condition.

In summary, Mitchell Lazar’s short drama film is a riveting and emotionally charged cinematic masterpiece. With impeccable performances, expert cinematography, and a powerful exploration of family dynamics, it is a must-watch for those seeking a compelling story that lingers long after the credits roll.

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