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The Lesson

A gripping thriller about grief and retribution.
5/5

Review

Written and directed by Joey Medina, ‘The Lesson’ is a short thriller film that explores a man’s grief and pursuit of retribution after the death of his wife and child from a car accident. Yancey Arias leads the cast, with Jesus Carus and Jacqui Pinol in supporting roles. A gripping drama that delves into guilt, loss, revenge and accountability.

The 8-minute film, which is entirely shot in one location and in real time, opens with a husband and wife and their child held hostage. The audience is quickly introduced to the perpetrator, a seemingly deranged man with a vengeance. We learn about the death of his wife and child, caused by an accidental motor accident at the hands of his victim. Without spoiling the captivating narrative, the man attempts to share his grief and heartbreak – with a chilling twist.

Joey Medina has created an intense thriller that will keep viewers at the edge of their seat throughout. High praise to Yancey Arias, a commendable performance that rewards the audience with unexpected empathy, despite being the narrative antagonist. Visually, the film is professionally shot with high quality cinematography, sound, lighting and post-production. Despite having non-speaking roles, Jesus Carus and Jacqui Pinol deliver plenty of emotion to carry the heart-wrenching tale along. ‘The Lesson’ is an enthralling watch from start-to-finish. Highly recommended.

Brief Synopsis

An average Joe has a breakdown after losing his wife and daughter in a car accident.
The Lesson Short Film

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Credits

Director(s): Joey Medina
Writer(s): Joey Medina
Cast: Jacqui Pinol, Jesus Carus, Yancey Arias
Producer(s): Joey Medina
Director of Photography:
Animation (if applicable):

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Runtime: 9 min

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The Lesson

A gripping thriller about grief and retribution.
5/5

Review

Written and directed by Joey Medina, ‘The Lesson’ is a short thriller film that explores a man’s grief and pursuit of retribution after the death of his wife and child from a car accident. Yancey Arias leads the cast, with Jesus Carus and Jacqui Pinol in supporting roles. A gripping drama that delves into guilt, loss, revenge and accountability.

The 8-minute film, which is entirely shot in one location and in real time, opens with a husband and wife and their child held hostage. The audience is quickly introduced to the perpetrator, a seemingly deranged man with a vengeance. We learn about the death of his wife and child, caused by an accidental motor accident at the hands of his victim. Without spoiling the captivating narrative, the man attempts to share his grief and heartbreak – with a chilling twist.

Joey Medina has created an intense thriller that will keep viewers at the edge of their seat throughout. High praise to Yancey Arias, a commendable performance that rewards the audience with unexpected empathy, despite being the narrative antagonist. Visually, the film is professionally shot with high quality cinematography, sound, lighting and post-production. Despite having non-speaking roles, Jesus Carus and Jacqui Pinol deliver plenty of emotion to carry the heart-wrenching tale along. ‘The Lesson’ is an enthralling watch from start-to-finish. Highly recommended.

Brief Synopsis

An average Joe has a breakdown after losing his wife and daughter in a car accident.
The Lesson Short Film

Credits

Director(s): Joey Medina
Writer(s): Joey Medina
Cast: Jacqui Pinol, Jesus Carus, Yancey Arias
Producer(s): Joey Medina
Director of Photography:
Animation:

Specifications

Genre: ,
Country:
Language:
Year:
Runtime: 9 min

IMDb Page

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