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The Witness

A comedic exploration of unexpected connections beyond the grave.
5/5

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In Joel Rees and Glyn Morgan’s compelling two-hander, this gay-themed short film directed by Rachel Pedley delves into the complexities of the human spirit as two contrasting men, one a proud gay individual and the other a Jehovah’s Witness, wake up in a morgue after their demise. What unfolds is a powerful narrative that initially explores clashes of lifestyle and prejudice but ultimately transforms into a tale of compassion, suppressed identity, and self-discovery that leaves the audience with a heartwarming resonance.

Rees and Morgan deliver outstanding performances, showcasing remarkable chemistry as they navigate the intricacies of their characters’ vastly different perspectives on life and death. Directed by Rachel Pedley and penned by Robert P. Bruce, the film expertly balances a comedic flair with a poignant exploration of themes such as religion and homosexuality, providing a thought-provoking and emotionally resonant experience.

The film’s theatrical-like quality is evident in its well-shot and framed sequences, creating a visually compelling narrative that complements the depth of the storytelling. This short film stands out as a high-quality production, successfully tackling sensitive issues with finesse, and leaving a lasting impact through its engaging performances and nuanced exploration of the human experience.

Brief Synopsis

A young Jehovah’s Witness falls into a deep depression when he is expelled from his religious community. He mysteriously wakes up in the hospital morgue alongside an out gay man, who has died prematurely.

Tensions rise, as it quickly becomes clear that the two men both lived and died in very different ways. Now, as they take time to understand each other’s journeys, trading opposing views on sex, love, and religion, they learn that their way out is not just to talk, but to listen.

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Credits

Director(s): Rachel Pedley
Writer(s): Robert P Bruce
Cast: Glyn Morgan, Joel Rees
Producer(s): Avant Cymru
Director of Photography: Treetop Films
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Runtime: 15 min

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The Witness

A comedic exploration of unexpected connections beyond the grave.
5/5

Review

In Joel Rees and Glyn Morgan’s compelling two-hander, this gay-themed short film directed by Rachel Pedley delves into the complexities of the human spirit as two contrasting men, one a proud gay individual and the other a Jehovah’s Witness, wake up in a morgue after their demise. What unfolds is a powerful narrative that initially explores clashes of lifestyle and prejudice but ultimately transforms into a tale of compassion, suppressed identity, and self-discovery that leaves the audience with a heartwarming resonance.

Rees and Morgan deliver outstanding performances, showcasing remarkable chemistry as they navigate the intricacies of their characters’ vastly different perspectives on life and death. Directed by Rachel Pedley and penned by Robert P. Bruce, the film expertly balances a comedic flair with a poignant exploration of themes such as religion and homosexuality, providing a thought-provoking and emotionally resonant experience.

The film’s theatrical-like quality is evident in its well-shot and framed sequences, creating a visually compelling narrative that complements the depth of the storytelling. This short film stands out as a high-quality production, successfully tackling sensitive issues with finesse, and leaving a lasting impact through its engaging performances and nuanced exploration of the human experience.

Spotlight

No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Brief Synopsis

A young Jehovah’s Witness falls into a deep depression when he is expelled from his religious community. He mysteriously wakes up in the hospital morgue alongside an out gay man, who has died prematurely.

Tensions rise, as it quickly becomes clear that the two men both lived and died in very different ways. Now, as they take time to understand each other’s journeys, trading opposing views on sex, love, and religion, they learn that their way out is not just to talk, but to listen.

The Witness Short Gay Film

Credits

Director(s): Rachel Pedley
Writer(s): Robert P Bruce
Cast: Glyn Morgan, Joel Rees
Producer(s): Avant Cymru
Director of Photography: Treetop Films
Animation:

Specifications

Genre: ,
Country:
Language:
Year:
Runtime: 15 min
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