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Ordinary Man

A powerful ode to heroism and personal sacrifise.
5/5

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In Kerry Drumm’s short drama film, extracted from the web series ‘Incoming Words of War‘, Liam O’Kane delivers an extraordinary performance as Corporal Ben Lawley, immersing viewers in a riveting monologue that unfolds seamlessly in one continuous take. Set within the confines of a sound booth, the narrative is prompted by a simple yet profound question: “Who is your hero?”

O’Kane’s portrayal takes the audience on an emotional journey, delving into the heart-wrenching childhood memory of a fire that claimed his father’s life, highlighting the heroic sacrifice that shaped his understanding of a hero. Lasting seven minutes, the film captures the essence of a real-life interview, with O’Kane’s authentic and moving performance resonating as a tribute to the ordinary man and the personal sacrifices that often go unnoticed.

David Richardson’s cinematography, though static, skillfully frames the poignant narrative with high-quality precision. The well-crafted script authentically explores themes of grief, friendship, and the transformative impact of war on one’s perception of heroism. This beautiful film serves as an ode to the unsung heroes in everyday life, compelling viewers to delve deeper into the broader series, which promises a compelling and poignant exploration of the human experience.

Brief Synopsis

Initially hesitant to participate, Corporal Lawley is encouraged to reveal his heroes during his time at the booth. As he opens up about his personal life, the audience gains a deeper understanding of the reasons behind his choice to join the military. With genuine vulnerability, he reveals that his father is his ultimate hero.

This heartfelt confession sheds light on the profound impact that family and personal connections can have on individuals serving in the armed forces. It showcases the inherent bond shared between a father and son, as well as the admiration and respect that soldiers often hold for their loved ones

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Credits

Director(s): Kerry Drumm
Writer(s): Kerry Drumm
Cast: Liam O’Kane
Producer(s): Little Red Fox Productions
Director of Photography: David Richardson
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Runtime: 7 min

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Ordinary Man

A powerful ode to heroism and personal sacrifise.
5/5

Review

In Kerry Drumm’s short drama film, extracted from the web series ‘Incoming Words of War‘, Liam O’Kane delivers an extraordinary performance as Corporal Ben Lawley, immersing viewers in a riveting monologue that unfolds seamlessly in one continuous take. Set within the confines of a sound booth, the narrative is prompted by a simple yet profound question: “Who is your hero?”

O’Kane’s portrayal takes the audience on an emotional journey, delving into the heart-wrenching childhood memory of a fire that claimed his father’s life, highlighting the heroic sacrifice that shaped his understanding of a hero. Lasting seven minutes, the film captures the essence of a real-life interview, with O’Kane’s authentic and moving performance resonating as a tribute to the ordinary man and the personal sacrifices that often go unnoticed.

David Richardson’s cinematography, though static, skillfully frames the poignant narrative with high-quality precision. The well-crafted script authentically explores themes of grief, friendship, and the transformative impact of war on one’s perception of heroism. This beautiful film serves as an ode to the unsung heroes in everyday life, compelling viewers to delve deeper into the broader series, which promises a compelling and poignant exploration of the human experience.

Spotlight

No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Brief Synopsis

Initially hesitant to participate, Corporal Lawley is encouraged to reveal his heroes during his time at the booth. As he opens up about his personal life, the audience gains a deeper understanding of the reasons behind his choice to join the military. With genuine vulnerability, he reveals that his father is his ultimate hero.

This heartfelt confession sheds light on the profound impact that family and personal connections can have on individuals serving in the armed forces. It showcases the inherent bond shared between a father and son, as well as the admiration and respect that soldiers often hold for their loved ones

Ordinary Man Short Film

Credits

Director(s): Kerry Drumm
Writer(s): Kerry Drumm
Cast: Liam O’Kane
Producer(s): Little Red Fox Productions
Director of Photography: David Richardson
Animation:

Specifications

Genre:
Country:
Language:
Year:
Runtime: 7 min
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