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An experimental micro-shot immersing audiences with haunting audio and disorienting visuals.


Craig Murley’s experimental narrative thrusts viewers into a harrowing scenario with his one-shot film centered around a tragic event. Against a backdrop of a commercial building almost silhouetted against a blue-lit sky, Murley employs unconventional post-production techniques that disorient and captivate. The film’s visual perspective zooms in at an upright angle and then flips to a vertical angle upon zooming out, creating a disconcerting and immersive experience.

However, it’s the audio that truly drives the narrative forward, as the audience is enveloped in the anxious thoughts of a man on the brink of something perilous. Murley’s decision to prioritize auditory storytelling over visuals adds a layer of complexity and intensity to the narrative, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats throughout the film’s duration.

The cyclical nature of the film, where the narrative repeats itself, underscores the relentless and cyclical nature of the subject matter. While Murley’s avant-garde approach may not be for everyone, his mastery of cinematography and sound design is commendable. The film grips audiences with its unique style and refuses to release its hold until the final frame. Murley’s artistry is undeniable, offering a thought-provoking and unforgettable viewing experience.

Adrift Short Experimental Film


Runtime: 1 min

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