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Straight Lines

A thought-provoking and emotionally resonant LGBTQ+ drama.
4/5

Review

Dawson Thomas’s LGBT-themed drama film offers a visually stunning and deeply moving exploration of a young queer artist’s struggle with desires, identity, and sexuality. Starring Allison Crouch as the central protagonist EL, the film beautifully captures the silent suffering often experienced by individuals in the LGBTQ+ community.

One of the film’s standout features is its decision to forgo dialogue, relying solely on visual storytelling to convey the emotions and challenges faced by EL. This experimental approach adds a layer of depth and allows viewers to immerse themselves fully in EL’s journey.

Crouch delivers a mesmerizing performance, portraying EL with a perfect blend of vulnerability, strength, and determination. Their portrayal is deeply moving, touching, and liberating to watch, capturing the essence of the character’s struggle and growth.

Noelle Mertz-Bruce shines as EL’s love interest, bringing a sense of tenderness and understanding to their relationship. James Morgan’s portrayal of the artist’s creative subject adds an intriguing dynamic to the narrative.

The film’s post-production work is nothing short of exceptional, captivating viewers with its haunting and beguiling visuals. Alex Pfeiffer’s cinematography is commendable, capturing the essence of EL’s world and emotions with stunning imagery.

Thomas’s film deserves true recognition. With its visually striking storytelling, outstanding performances, and a narrative that resonates deeply, this short film offers a poignant and powerful exploration of the struggles faced by queer individuals. It is a must-watch for anyone seeking a thought-provoking and emotionally resonant cinematic experience.

Brief Synopsis

A struggling queer artist finds love for the first time at a coffee shop.
Straight Lines Short Film

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Credits

Director(s): Dawson Thomas
Writer(s): Dawson Thomas
Cast: Allison Crouch, Charisma Tesch, Christina Kljunich, James Morgan, Noelle Mertz-Bruce
Producer(s): Dawson Thomas
Director of Photography: Alex Pfeiffer
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Runtime: 5 min

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Straight Lines

A thought-provoking and emotionally resonant LGBTQ+ drama.
4/5

Review

Dawson Thomas’s LGBT-themed drama film offers a visually stunning and deeply moving exploration of a young queer artist’s struggle with desires, identity, and sexuality. Starring Allison Crouch as the central protagonist EL, the film beautifully captures the silent suffering often experienced by individuals in the LGBTQ+ community.

One of the film’s standout features is its decision to forgo dialogue, relying solely on visual storytelling to convey the emotions and challenges faced by EL. This experimental approach adds a layer of depth and allows viewers to immerse themselves fully in EL’s journey.

Crouch delivers a mesmerizing performance, portraying EL with a perfect blend of vulnerability, strength, and determination. Their portrayal is deeply moving, touching, and liberating to watch, capturing the essence of the character’s struggle and growth.

Noelle Mertz-Bruce shines as EL’s love interest, bringing a sense of tenderness and understanding to their relationship. James Morgan’s portrayal of the artist’s creative subject adds an intriguing dynamic to the narrative.

The film’s post-production work is nothing short of exceptional, captivating viewers with its haunting and beguiling visuals. Alex Pfeiffer’s cinematography is commendable, capturing the essence of EL’s world and emotions with stunning imagery.

Thomas’s film deserves true recognition. With its visually striking storytelling, outstanding performances, and a narrative that resonates deeply, this short film offers a poignant and powerful exploration of the struggles faced by queer individuals. It is a must-watch for anyone seeking a thought-provoking and emotionally resonant cinematic experience.

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Brief Synopsis

A struggling queer artist finds love for the first time at a coffee shop.
Straight Lines Short Film

Credits

Director(s): Dawson Thomas
Writer(s): Dawson Thomas
Cast: Allison Crouch, Charisma Tesch, Christina Kljunich, James Morgan, Noelle Mertz-Bruce
Producer(s): Dawson Thomas
Director of Photography: Alex Pfeiffer
Animation:

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Year:
Runtime: 5 min
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