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Wants and Needs

Intimacy, desire, and the truth intertwine as a couple navigate the complexities of their relationship.


Julian Vargas’ two-part romance-themed drama, featuring Jacquis Neal as Martin and Selorm Kploany as Robyn, is a captivating exploration of intimacy, desire, and the intricate layers of love. Part 1 introduces the audience to the duo’s passionate connection, interwoven with a mysterious element that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats, eager to unravel the truth about their relationship.

In Part 2, set in a later timeframe, the film delves into the complexities of love, peeling back the layers to expose the genuine emotions and struggles that Martin and Robyn face. The theme of sexuality and intimacy is thoughtfully threaded throughout, adding depth to the narrative without divulging spoilers. The remarkable 19-minute film unfolds almost entirely within the confines of a single room, a testament to Vargas’ filmmaking prowess and the dedication of his exceptional cast and crew.

Jacquis Neal’s and Selorm Kploany’s performances are highly commendable and authentic, breathing life into characters navigating challenging waters. Phillip Jackson’s cinematography masterfully frames shots that capture the raw realism of the connection between Martin and Robyn. Beautiful, romantic, and simultaneously messy, Vargas crafts a tale of a man devoted to a woman in a complex situation, leaving audiences with a profound and lingering exploration of love’s multifaceted nature.

Wants and Needs Short Film


Runtime: 19 min
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