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Rogue: The Western

A short western that tackles gender inequality and female empowerment.
5/5

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Written and directed by Carly Miller, ‘Rogue: The Western’ is a short drama film that delves into the accustomed life of a barmaid in the American Old West. Predominately set in a saloon, amidst a society of hypermasculinity, the narrative unravels at Elle Danton’s longing for a new life on the west coast (California). Exploring themes of female empowerment and gender inequality, Miller’s short is a gripping watch that shouldn’t be overlooked.

As Elle (portrayed by Oyemen Ehikhamhen) is introduced, it becomes overtly obvious that life for our protagonist has grown uninspiring. With an ill-natured employer and financially deficient, Elle has no alternative but to run-off with the saloon’s revenue. When a past love returns with a bounty on his head, Elle faces a crucial choice between independence or remain under the authority of men.

Throughout the 18-minute western, Oyemen Ehikhamhen illuminates Richard Satoru’s picturesque and cinematic cinematography. Oyermen’s compelling performance is certain to keep viewers connected with Miller’s riveting narrative. The film is essentially a tale of survival – female survival to be accurate – which deserves high praise and acclaim. With on-the-mark production and costume design, and adept sound and editing, the short is bound to entice buffs of the western genre. Highly recommended viewing.

Rogue The Western Short Film

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Rogue: The Western

A short western that tackles gender inequality and female empowerment.
5/5

Review

Written and directed by Carly Miller, ‘Rogue: The Western’ is a short drama film that delves into the accustomed life of a barmaid in the American Old West. Predominately set in a saloon, amidst a society of hypermasculinity, the narrative unravels at Elle Danton’s longing for a new life on the west coast (California). Exploring themes of female empowerment and gender inequality, Miller’s short is a gripping watch that shouldn’t be overlooked.

As Elle (portrayed by Oyemen Ehikhamhen) is introduced, it becomes overtly obvious that life for our protagonist has grown uninspiring. With an ill-natured employer and financially deficient, Elle has no alternative but to run-off with the saloon’s revenue. When a past love returns with a bounty on his head, Elle faces a crucial choice between independence or remain under the authority of men.

Throughout the 18-minute western, Oyemen Ehikhamhen illuminates Richard Satoru’s picturesque and cinematic cinematography. Oyermen’s compelling performance is certain to keep viewers connected with Miller’s riveting narrative. The film is essentially a tale of survival – female survival to be accurate – which deserves high praise and acclaim. With on-the-mark production and costume design, and adept sound and editing, the short is bound to entice buffs of the western genre. Highly recommended viewing.

Rogue The Western Short Film

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Runtime: 18 min
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