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Brick Walls

An action packed drama about a young man’s quest for a fresh start.
5/5

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Directed by Brandon Forgione, from a script by Forgione, Avery White and Mike McGovern, ‘Brick Walls’ is an action-packed drama that explores the character flaw and misfortune of a young ex-convict. The film centres around Marco (Brandon Forgione) and his admirable attempt for a fresh start in suburbia. Additional cast include; Joseph Vazquez as Nico, Avery White as Aiden and Mike McGovern as George. The short delves into themes of criminality, brotherhood, family and revenge. A gripping drama with awe-inspiring fight sequences.

The 32-minute film opens with Marco’s relocation from Kensington, Philadelphia to a seemingly desirable neighborhood. With an outlook for a fresh start, Marco, who is serving probation, finds an ally in Aiden – a friendly neighbor who subsequently invites him to his house party. During a trip to the store, Marco’s shortcomings resurface during an altercation to break-up a fight. Later, at Aiden’s lively house party, Marco faces the ultimate test of character – will he succeed?

Brandon Forgione (Director/Co-Writer/Star) delivers an exemplary performance from the offset. His ability to portray empathy, strength and weakness is highly commendable and deserving of high acclaim. The enthralling narrative is neatly structured with rousing characterization, dialogue and conflict. The entire cast deserve a nod for their flawless performances. Visually, the film is professionally short with stellar cinematography, sound and post-production. ‘Brick Walls’ is an intense action drama that probes at the idea that you have to face your problems rather than runaway. Highly recommended.

Brief Synopsis

Marco, a frustrated and conflicted 24-year-old, is in desperate need of a fresh start. With the help of his cousin, Nico, he moves away from his hometown. After he gets a quick sense of tranquility, Marco’s desire to begin anew and move on dissolves as his past puts up walls around him.
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Director(s): Brandon Forgione
Writer(s): Avery White, Brandon Forgione, Mike McGovern
Cast: Avery White, Brandon Forgione, Joseph Vazquez, Mike McGovern
Producer(s): Brandon Forgione, Rahi Patel
Director of Photography: Anthony Matthias, Avery White
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Runtime: 33 min

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Brick Walls

An action packed drama about a young man’s quest for a fresh start.
5/5

Review

Directed by Brandon Forgione, from a script by Forgione, Avery White and Mike McGovern, ‘Brick Walls’ is an action-packed drama that explores the character flaw and misfortune of a young ex-convict. The film centres around Marco (Brandon Forgione) and his admirable attempt for a fresh start in suburbia. Additional cast include; Joseph Vazquez as Nico, Avery White as Aiden and Mike McGovern as George. The short delves into themes of criminality, brotherhood, family and revenge. A gripping drama with awe-inspiring fight sequences.

The 32-minute film opens with Marco’s relocation from Kensington, Philadelphia to a seemingly desirable neighborhood. With an outlook for a fresh start, Marco, who is serving probation, finds an ally in Aiden – a friendly neighbor who subsequently invites him to his house party. During a trip to the store, Marco’s shortcomings resurface during an altercation to break-up a fight. Later, at Aiden’s lively house party, Marco faces the ultimate test of character – will he succeed?

Brandon Forgione (Director/Co-Writer/Star) delivers an exemplary performance from the offset. His ability to portray empathy, strength and weakness is highly commendable and deserving of high acclaim. The enthralling narrative is neatly structured with rousing characterization, dialogue and conflict. The entire cast deserve a nod for their flawless performances. Visually, the film is professionally short with stellar cinematography, sound and post-production. ‘Brick Walls’ is an intense action drama that probes at the idea that you have to face your problems rather than runaway. Highly recommended.

Brief Synopsis

Marco, a frustrated and conflicted 24-year-old, is in desperate need of a fresh start. With the help of his cousin, Nico, he moves away from his hometown. After he gets a quick sense of tranquility, Marco’s desire to begin anew and move on dissolves as his past puts up walls around him.
Brick Walls Short Film e1664645468583

Credits

Director(s): Brandon Forgione
Writer(s): Avery White, Brandon Forgione, Mike McGovern
Cast: Avery White, Brandon Forgione, Joseph Vazquez, Mike McGovern
Producer(s): Brandon Forgione, Rahi Patel
Director of Photography: Anthony Matthias, Avery White
Animation:

Specifications

Genre: ,
Country:
Language:
Year:
Runtime: 33 min

IMDb Page

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