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Almost Winter

An unmissable short film about aging and loyalty.
5/5

Review

More often than not, short films hit the mark narratively but fail technically or vice versa, however ‘Almost Winter’ is one of those rare short films that ticks all the creative boxes and then some.

Directed by Austin Kolodney from a script by Daniel Rashid (who also stars), this comical drama simply excels in every possible way. Ron Crawford stars as Tom, a man on the cusp of retirement (winter of life), alongside Daniel Rashid as Eli, his personal assistant who is in the spring of life. The story focuses on Tom’s advancing age and Eli’s frustrations at becoming his de facto carer.

This 12-minute film is essentially a love story of a grandfather-grandson type companionship. Loyalty is driven as the major theme in this drama with a big dollop of humour throughout. Rashid and Crawford deliver remarkable performances that are highly rewarding and endearing to watch.

Technically, this short shines above many with picturesque cinematography and an equally brilliant soundtrack. The plot, although simple and uncomplicated, shines so bright we’re blinding by cinematic sparkle. Austin Kolodney’s creative leadership, as the film’s director, is truly noteworthy. Daniel Rashid is an outstanding talent – one to keep-an-eye-on. A film, we predict, that will scoop-up many accolades. Highly recommended.

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Almost Winter

An unmissable short film about aging and loyalty.
5/5

Review

More often than not, short films hit the mark narratively but fail technically or vice versa, however ‘Almost Winter’ is one of those rare short films that ticks all the creative boxes and then some.

Directed by Austin Kolodney from a script by Daniel Rashid (who also stars), this comical drama simply excels in every possible way. Ron Crawford stars as Tom, a man on the cusp of retirement (winter of life), alongside Daniel Rashid as Eli, his personal assistant who is in the spring of life. The story focuses on Tom’s advancing age and Eli’s frustrations at becoming his de facto carer.

This 12-minute film is essentially a love story of a grandfather-grandson type companionship. Loyalty is driven as the major theme in this drama with a big dollop of humour throughout. Rashid and Crawford deliver remarkable performances that are highly rewarding and endearing to watch.

Technically, this short shines above many with picturesque cinematography and an equally brilliant soundtrack. The plot, although simple and uncomplicated, shines so bright we’re blinding by cinematic sparkle. Austin Kolodney’s creative leadership, as the film’s director, is truly noteworthy. Daniel Rashid is an outstanding talent – one to keep-an-eye-on. A film, we predict, that will scoop-up many accolades. Highly recommended.

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