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Kate

A psychological thriller with a startling plot twist.
4/5

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Directed by Robert J Permenter,from a script by Jason Rae Clark, ‘Kate’ is a short dramatic thriller that explores female vulnerability, betrayal and retribution. Kirsten Lindemulder leads the cast as Kate, a young woman who receives an impudent pass at a local bar. Michael Laughton co-stars as Ethan – a perceived charmer who winds up being the narrative antagonist. Viewers will be enthralled by the unforeseen plot twist, as the narrative takes a radical change in direction. A captivating watch throughout.

The 11-minute thriller opens with awe-inspiring cinematography inside Kate’s bathroom. In preparation for her birthday night out, Kate receives notification of a friend’s cancelation. Holding firm, Kate proceeds alone – where she finds herself targeted by a man’s bullish advances. Ethan, another bar-goer, rewards Kate with unsolicited salvaging – but things are not as they appear. Expect a spine-chilling conclusion with an astonishing narrative gear change.

Robert J Permenter and Jason Raw Clark have created a gripping short that relies solely on viewer preconceptions. Narratively, the film is well constructed with robust characterisation and structure. Kirsten Lindemulder’s blazing performance as Kate deserves high acclaim, as does Michael Laughton’s wicked portrayal as Ethan. Interior lighting is deserving of a nod – particularly during the closing scenes. The craftsmanship of the cinematography is equally commendable. The music, although sparse, captures the tone perfectly. A terrific genre-bender that shouldn’t be overlooked. Highly recommended.

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Kate

A psychological thriller with a startling plot twist.
4/5

Review

Directed by Robert J Permenter,from a script by Jason Rae Clark, ‘Kate’ is a short dramatic thriller that explores female vulnerability, betrayal and retribution. Kirsten Lindemulder leads the cast as Kate, a young woman who receives an impudent pass at a local bar. Michael Laughton co-stars as Ethan – a perceived charmer who winds up being the narrative antagonist. Viewers will be enthralled by the unforeseen plot twist, as the narrative takes a radical change in direction. A captivating watch throughout.

The 11-minute thriller opens with awe-inspiring cinematography inside Kate’s bathroom. In preparation for her birthday night out, Kate receives notification of a friend’s cancelation. Holding firm, Kate proceeds alone – where she finds herself targeted by a man’s bullish advances. Ethan, another bar-goer, rewards Kate with unsolicited salvaging – but things are not as they appear. Expect a spine-chilling conclusion with an astonishing narrative gear change.

Robert J Permenter and Jason Raw Clark have created a gripping short that relies solely on viewer preconceptions. Narratively, the film is well constructed with robust characterisation and structure. Kirsten Lindemulder’s blazing performance as Kate deserves high acclaim, as does Michael Laughton’s wicked portrayal as Ethan. Interior lighting is deserving of a nod – particularly during the closing scenes. The craftsmanship of the cinematography is equally commendable. The music, although sparse, captures the tone perfectly. A terrific genre-bender that shouldn’t be overlooked. Highly recommended.

Kate Short Thriller e1665581713617

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