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Three Wishes

A raw and poignant coming-of-age drama set in working class Belfast.
4/5

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Will McConnell’s coming-of-age drama set in working class Belfast is a raw and poignant exploration of teenage life in the UK. The film takes us on a journey with three thrill-seeking teenagers, Ciara, Jordan, and JP, as they navigate their desires and aspirations against the backdrop of a gritty and often unforgiving environment.

The acting in this film is truly commendable, with Ellie McIvor, Michael Townsley, and Tia Parker delivering performances that capture the complexities of their characters with raw authenticity. Their portrayal of the emotional unraveling between best friends Ciara and JP is particularly striking, as they navigate their feelings and desires in a genuine and heartfelt manner.

Conor Rotherham’s cinematography is nothing short of impressive, effectively capturing the grim atmosphere and harsh realities of the characters’ lives. The visual aesthetic perfectly aligns with the overall narrative tone, adding depth and intensity to the storytelling.

The delicate nature of the storytelling is another standout aspect of this film. McConnell handles the exploration of teenage desires and the complexities of friendship with sensitivity and nuance, allowing the audience to connect on a deeply emotional level. The film touches on themes of love, self-discovery, and acceptance, ultimately delivering a touching and heartbreaking experience that feels authentic and relatable.

In conclusion, McConnell’s short film is a powerful and thought-provoking piece of cinema. It delves into the lives of its characters with honesty and care, offering a glimpse into the challenges and triumphs of teenage life. With commendable acting, impressive cinematography, and a delicate approach to storytelling, this film is an emotional rollercoaster that will leave a lasting impact on its audience.

Brief Synopsis

Three teenagers cycle around the city at night, asking themselves what they would do if they had three magic wishes.
Three Wishes Short Film

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Credits

Director(s): Will McConnell
Writer(s): Will McConnell
Cast: Ellie McIvor, Michael Townsley, Tia Parker
Producer(s): Maria Moreno
Director of Photography: Conor Rotherham
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Runtime: 10 min

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Three Wishes

A raw and poignant coming-of-age drama set in working class Belfast.
4/5

Review

Will McConnell’s coming-of-age drama set in working class Belfast is a raw and poignant exploration of teenage life in the UK. The film takes us on a journey with three thrill-seeking teenagers, Ciara, Jordan, and JP, as they navigate their desires and aspirations against the backdrop of a gritty and often unforgiving environment.

The acting in this film is truly commendable, with Ellie McIvor, Michael Townsley, and Tia Parker delivering performances that capture the complexities of their characters with raw authenticity. Their portrayal of the emotional unraveling between best friends Ciara and JP is particularly striking, as they navigate their feelings and desires in a genuine and heartfelt manner.

Conor Rotherham’s cinematography is nothing short of impressive, effectively capturing the grim atmosphere and harsh realities of the characters’ lives. The visual aesthetic perfectly aligns with the overall narrative tone, adding depth and intensity to the storytelling.

The delicate nature of the storytelling is another standout aspect of this film. McConnell handles the exploration of teenage desires and the complexities of friendship with sensitivity and nuance, allowing the audience to connect on a deeply emotional level. The film touches on themes of love, self-discovery, and acceptance, ultimately delivering a touching and heartbreaking experience that feels authentic and relatable.

In conclusion, McConnell’s short film is a powerful and thought-provoking piece of cinema. It delves into the lives of its characters with honesty and care, offering a glimpse into the challenges and triumphs of teenage life. With commendable acting, impressive cinematography, and a delicate approach to storytelling, this film is an emotional rollercoaster that will leave a lasting impact on its audience.

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Brief Synopsis

Three teenagers cycle around the city at night, asking themselves what they would do if they had three magic wishes.
Three Wishes Short Film

Credits

Director(s): Will McConnell
Writer(s): Will McConnell
Cast: Ellie McIvor, Michael Townsley, Tia Parker
Producer(s): Maria Moreno
Director of Photography: Conor Rotherham
Animation:

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Genre: ,
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Year:
Runtime: 10 min
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