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In Circles

A mesmerizing exploration of a young man’s quest for purpose.
5/5

Review

‘In Circles’ is a captivating short film collaboration between Justin Boechler and Brammon Edwards that skillfully delves into the universal struggle of a young man trapped in the monotony of an unfulfilling life. The narrative centres around Terry (Jordan Simon), who grapples with three years of lethargy in a lackluster job. What sets this film apart is the inclusion of The Entity, an extraterrestrial-like species that becomes Terry’s confidante, mirroring his own struggles.

The metaphorical use of the ‘Where’s Waldo?’ book cleverly symbolizes the overarching theme of ongoing search for identity, direction, or fulfillment. Justin Boechler’s portrayal of The Entity, complemented by Olivia Ware’s voice, adds an extra layer of depth to the storyline. The film unfolds as a poignant exploration of loneliness, isolation, and the pervasive lack of motivation many can relate to.

The cinematography by Ben Armstrong is highly commendable, contributing to the overall polished look of the film. ‘In Circles’ succeeds in being a thought-provoking piece of filmmaking, prompting viewers to reflect on their own lives and the cyclic nature of human experiences. The performances, coupled with the intriguing narrative and thematic resonance, make this short film a standout in its exploration of the timeless struggle for purpose and change.

In Circles Short Sci Fi Film

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Runtime: 17 min
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