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Cutting Loose

A sci-fi drama that explores a toxic friendship.
4/5

Review

‘Cutting Loose’ is a gripping and thought-provoking science fiction short that expertly explores the complex dynamics of friendship. Sean Nam’s storytelling takes us on a rollercoaster of emotions as we delve into the intense relationship between Daniel, portrayed with great depth by Kabir McNeely, and his friend Andrew, played by Maximilian Itsikson.

The film’s narrative captures the turmoil of a toxic friendship and the toll it takes on Daniel. The introduction of Andrew’s supernatural abilities as a time traveler adds a fascinating twist to the story, adding an element of intrigue and suspense. As Daniel grapples with his decision to end the friendship, the film skillfully highlights his internal struggle and the courage it takes to stick to his convictions.

Despite its low-budget production, the film stands out with its impressive cinematography by Torian Allen. The visuals are captivating and complement the storytelling perfectly, managing to transport us into the world of the characters. The quality sound and editing further enhance the viewer’s experience, ensuring a seamless and immersive journey throughout the film.

What makes ‘Cutting Loose’ truly relatable is its genuine portrayal of the complexities of relationships, particularly those that come to an end. The coming-of-age elements imbued in the narrative make it a universally relatable tale that resonates with audiences of all ages.

In a brief runtime, the short manages to captivate and leave a lasting impact. Nam’s direction, combined with the strong performances, makes it a must-watch for fans of science fiction and drama alike.

Cutting Loose Short Film

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