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Lockdown

A witty silent comedy that delves into the COVID-19 lockdown.
4/5

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Written, directed and performed by Rod Lara, ‘Lockdown’ is a silent comedy film that explores one man’s personal self-conflict amidst a COVID-19 lockdown. Based on Lara’s stage show ‘Last Mime Standing’ the short delves into themes of isolation, creativity and loneliness. A witty comedy that utilizes theatrical mime artistry to convey its narrative. A chuckling watch throughout.

Banjo (Rod Laro) has confined himself to his cramped attic to a vert himself from the dangers of COVID-19. Banjo’s frantic necessity to keep himself amused will certainly reward viewers with a few belly-laughs – from heating a can of baked beans with a flashlight to sunbathing from his skylight. The film takes a somber twist when he receives a phone call from his mum and dad. Despite its ludicrous plot line, the underlying theme will resonate with many.

In spite of its home-made production quality, Lara succeeds with his outlandish characterization and the peculiar narrative. Rod Lara is a remarkable mime talent to take note of – his ability to bring an early 20th century craftsmanship to the modern era should be applauded. Sound and visual effects go hand-in-hand with the sketch performance and as is crafted without fault or overplayed. ‘Lockdown’ is immensely entertaining and deserves your attention. Highly recommended.

Rod Lara Lockdown Short Film

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Lockdown

A witty silent comedy that delves into the COVID-19 lockdown.
4/5

Review

Written, directed and performed by Rod Lara, ‘Lockdown’ is a silent comedy film that explores one man’s personal self-conflict amidst a COVID-19 lockdown. Based on Lara’s stage show ‘Last Mime Standing’ the short delves into themes of isolation, creativity and loneliness. A witty comedy that utilizes theatrical mime artistry to convey its narrative. A chuckling watch throughout.

Banjo (Rod Laro) has confined himself to his cramped attic to a vert himself from the dangers of COVID-19. Banjo’s frantic necessity to keep himself amused will certainly reward viewers with a few belly-laughs – from heating a can of baked beans with a flashlight to sunbathing from his skylight. The film takes a somber twist when he receives a phone call from his mum and dad. Despite its ludicrous plot line, the underlying theme will resonate with many.

In spite of its home-made production quality, Lara succeeds with his outlandish characterization and the peculiar narrative. Rod Lara is a remarkable mime talent to take note of – his ability to bring an early 20th century craftsmanship to the modern era should be applauded. Sound and visual effects go hand-in-hand with the sketch performance and as is crafted without fault or overplayed. ‘Lockdown’ is immensely entertaining and deserves your attention. Highly recommended.

Rod Lara Lockdown Short Film

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