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A comedy-drama that explores the essence of youth, friendship and family.
5/5

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Stella Asia Consonni’s coming-of-age comedy drama presents a heart-warming exploration of friendship and love for fathers through the eyes of three spirited adolescents. Nathaniel Dickson, Hunter Nielsen, and Sydney Horton McCraw deliver superb performances, effortlessly embodying the mischievous and endearing nature of their characters.

The film opens with the trio engaging in playful antics within their urban community, capturing the youthful spontaneity and energy that defines their friendship. The setting takes an exciting turn as they establish their secret hideaway called the “Golden Throne,” a rooftop sanctuary overlooking the vibrant cityscape of New York.

As the adolescents convene on their makeshift throne, the narrative delves into heartfelt conversations about their respective fathers, showcasing their flaws and potency with an underlying love and appreciation. This heartfelt exploration resonates with viewers, balancing comedy with genuine emotional depth.

The acting from the young cast is exceptional, with each performer capturing the essence of their character, effortlessly immersing the audience in their shared camaraderie. The musical score enhances the overall tone, enhancing both the humor and emotional moments, seamlessly blending into the narrative fabric.

Throughout the film, viewers will find themselves wrapped in a blanket of nostalgia, evoked by Consonni’s skillful direction and Anthony Carella’s top-notch, cinematic cinematography. Every frame is carefully composed to capture the essence of the story and setting, further immersing the audience in the cinematic experience. Furthermore, the sound design and post-production work are deserving of praise, enhancing the immersive experience with impeccable attention to detail.

Stella Asia Consonni’s short film leaves a lasting impression through its heartfelt narrative, superb acting performances, and impressive technical execution. It successfully captures the essence of youth and friendship while exploring the complex relationships between children and their fathers. Highly recommended for those seeking a blend of comedy and heartfelt storytelling that resonates long after the credits roll.

Brief Synopsis

A short film that celebrates fatherhood through the eyes of three young children. Set in downtown New York City, we follow our young protagonists throughout their concrete stomping grounds as they embark on a series of mischievous adventures. Narrowly avoiding capture, the kids end up in their “secret spot” overlooking the city. Here they discuss love and loss, friends and family with warmth and humour, leading to a painful realisation that only their friendship will be able to soothe.
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Director(s): Stella Asia Consonni
Writer(s): Stella Asia Consonni
Cast: Cameron Dickson, Elisha Glass, Hunter Nielsen, Joseph M. Dickson, Michael Nielsen, Nathaniel Dickson, Sydney Horton McCraw, Tristan Dickson
Producer(s): Andre Bato, Maximilian Kurzweil, Sara Greco, Stella Asia Consonni
Director of Photography: Anthony Carella
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Runtime: 7 min

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Dear Dad

A comedy-drama that explores the essence of youth, friendship and family.
5/5

Review

Stella Asia Consonni’s coming-of-age comedy drama presents a heart-warming exploration of friendship and love for fathers through the eyes of three spirited adolescents. Nathaniel Dickson, Hunter Nielsen, and Sydney Horton McCraw deliver superb performances, effortlessly embodying the mischievous and endearing nature of their characters.

The film opens with the trio engaging in playful antics within their urban community, capturing the youthful spontaneity and energy that defines their friendship. The setting takes an exciting turn as they establish their secret hideaway called the “Golden Throne,” a rooftop sanctuary overlooking the vibrant cityscape of New York.

As the adolescents convene on their makeshift throne, the narrative delves into heartfelt conversations about their respective fathers, showcasing their flaws and potency with an underlying love and appreciation. This heartfelt exploration resonates with viewers, balancing comedy with genuine emotional depth.

The acting from the young cast is exceptional, with each performer capturing the essence of their character, effortlessly immersing the audience in their shared camaraderie. The musical score enhances the overall tone, enhancing both the humor and emotional moments, seamlessly blending into the narrative fabric.

Throughout the film, viewers will find themselves wrapped in a blanket of nostalgia, evoked by Consonni’s skillful direction and Anthony Carella’s top-notch, cinematic cinematography. Every frame is carefully composed to capture the essence of the story and setting, further immersing the audience in the cinematic experience. Furthermore, the sound design and post-production work are deserving of praise, enhancing the immersive experience with impeccable attention to detail.

Stella Asia Consonni’s short film leaves a lasting impression through its heartfelt narrative, superb acting performances, and impressive technical execution. It successfully captures the essence of youth and friendship while exploring the complex relationships between children and their fathers. Highly recommended for those seeking a blend of comedy and heartfelt storytelling that resonates long after the credits roll.

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Brief Synopsis

A short film that celebrates fatherhood through the eyes of three young children. Set in downtown New York City, we follow our young protagonists throughout their concrete stomping grounds as they embark on a series of mischievous adventures. Narrowly avoiding capture, the kids end up in their “secret spot” overlooking the city. Here they discuss love and loss, friends and family with warmth and humour, leading to a painful realisation that only their friendship will be able to soothe.
Dear Dad Short Film

Credits

Director(s): Stella Asia Consonni
Writer(s): Stella Asia Consonni
Cast: Cameron Dickson, Elisha Glass, Hunter Nielsen, Joseph M. Dickson, Michael Nielsen, Nathaniel Dickson, Sydney Horton McCraw, Tristan Dickson
Producer(s): Andre Bato, Maximilian Kurzweil, Sara Greco, Stella Asia Consonni
Director of Photography: Anthony Carella
Animation:

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Runtime: 7 min
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