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Briefly Gorgeous

A haunting drama with a visually poetic underbelly.
5/5

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Elijah Barry’s genre-bending short film is an absolute masterpiece that delivers an unforgettable cinematic experience. From start to finish, the audience is immersed in the world of Caleb, a seemingly ordinary teenage boy plagued by feelings of loneliness and an identity crisis. Blake Lafita’s portrayal of Caleb is nothing short of exceptional, capturing the complex emotions with remarkable depth and authenticity.

What sets this film apart is its fearless experimentation with genre. Just when you think you have a handle on the narrative, Barry boldly switches gears, surprising and intriguing audiences in equal measure. This unexpected twist injects a thrilling energy into the film, leaving viewers on the edge of their seats.

The limited dialogue serves as a powerful tool to amplify Caleb’s emotional state, emphasizing his isolation, loneliness, and sorrow. Instead, the film relies on Lafita’s incredible performance to convey a wide range of emotions, and he does so with incredible finesse.

Colby Blackwill’s cinematography is a work of art, skillfully capturing the essence of each scene. The cinematic feel is further enhanced by the stunning costume design, which adds an extra layer of visual beauty to the narrative.

While Erika Stone’s appearance as Caleb’s mother is brief, it is equally enjoyable and adds a touch of emotional depth to the story. The haunting tale unfolds in a poetic and moving manner, leaving a lasting impression on the audience.

In conclusion, Barry’s short film is a beautiful and eerie exploration of the human experience, expertly crafted in every aspect. It is an absolute must-see for anyone seeking a thrilling, thought-provoking, and visually stunning cinematic journey.

Brief Synopsis

Mistaking attention for love, and deprived of both, Caleb will distort himself to whatever shape will make him worthy. Tonight, he’ll become unrecognizable.
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Credits

Director(s): Elijah Barry
Writer(s): Elijah Barry
Cast: Blake Lafita, Erika Stone, Gerard Symonette, Xavier Hillman
Producer(s): Jake McClain
Director of Photography: Colby Blackwill
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Runtime: 14 min

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Briefly Gorgeous

A haunting drama with a visually poetic underbelly.
5/5

Review

Elijah Barry’s genre-bending short film is an absolute masterpiece that delivers an unforgettable cinematic experience. From start to finish, the audience is immersed in the world of Caleb, a seemingly ordinary teenage boy plagued by feelings of loneliness and an identity crisis. Blake Lafita’s portrayal of Caleb is nothing short of exceptional, capturing the complex emotions with remarkable depth and authenticity.

What sets this film apart is its fearless experimentation with genre. Just when you think you have a handle on the narrative, Barry boldly switches gears, surprising and intriguing audiences in equal measure. This unexpected twist injects a thrilling energy into the film, leaving viewers on the edge of their seats.

The limited dialogue serves as a powerful tool to amplify Caleb’s emotional state, emphasizing his isolation, loneliness, and sorrow. Instead, the film relies on Lafita’s incredible performance to convey a wide range of emotions, and he does so with incredible finesse.

Colby Blackwill’s cinematography is a work of art, skillfully capturing the essence of each scene. The cinematic feel is further enhanced by the stunning costume design, which adds an extra layer of visual beauty to the narrative.

While Erika Stone’s appearance as Caleb’s mother is brief, it is equally enjoyable and adds a touch of emotional depth to the story. The haunting tale unfolds in a poetic and moving manner, leaving a lasting impression on the audience.

In conclusion, Barry’s short film is a beautiful and eerie exploration of the human experience, expertly crafted in every aspect. It is an absolute must-see for anyone seeking a thrilling, thought-provoking, and visually stunning cinematic journey.

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No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Brief Synopsis

Mistaking attention for love, and deprived of both, Caleb will distort himself to whatever shape will make him worthy. Tonight, he’ll become unrecognizable.
1255920749953BrieflyGorgeousStills 1.1.31

Credits

Director(s): Elijah Barry
Writer(s): Elijah Barry
Cast: Blake Lafita, Erika Stone, Gerard Symonette, Xavier Hillman
Producer(s): Jake McClain
Director of Photography: Colby Blackwill
Animation:

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Genre: ,
Country:
Language:
Year:
Runtime: 14 min
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