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Worth the Trouble

A drama that delves into a broken father/son relationship fueled by addiction.
4/5

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Written and directed by Ted Therkildsen, ‘Worth the Trouble’ is a short drama film that delves into a young man’s resentment towards his alcoholic father. Emmett Kineman leads the cast as the burnout teenager, who attends therapy for his mental health. Additional cast include; Karen Wetterhahn as the therapist, and Michael Gordon as the father.

The 5-minute drama unfolds in a one-to-one therapy session as the protagonist deals with the effects of his father’s alcohol dependency. With built up angst and acrimony, the therapist explores the young man’s ability to make amends, by asking him to envisage a head-to-head conversation with his father. During the sequence we uncover his father’s irresponsibility under the claws of addiction – a powerful exchange that will resonate with many.

Standout performances by Emmett Kineman and Michael Gordon (particularly during the father/son altercation) seal the films fate. An unflinching tale of addiction, unconditional love and reconciliation. Visually, the film is well crafted with splendid cinematography and lighting – which is wrapped up with neat post-production and high-quality sound. Therkildsen has delivered a piece of filmmaking that showcases the harrowing effects of a parental addiction on a child – and the detrimental consequences in later life. Highly recommended viewing.
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Worth the Trouble

A drama that delves into a broken father/son relationship fueled by addiction.
4/5

Review

Written and directed by Ted Therkildsen, ‘Worth the Trouble’ is a short drama film that delves into a young man’s resentment towards his alcoholic father. Emmett Kineman leads the cast as the burnout teenager, who attends therapy for his mental health. Additional cast include; Karen Wetterhahn as the therapist, and Michael Gordon as the father.

The 5-minute drama unfolds in a one-to-one therapy session as the protagonist deals with the effects of his father’s alcohol dependency. With built up angst and acrimony, the therapist explores the young man’s ability to make amends, by asking him to envisage a head-to-head conversation with his father. During the sequence we uncover his father’s irresponsibility under the claws of addiction – a powerful exchange that will resonate with many.

Standout performances by Emmett Kineman and Michael Gordon (particularly during the father/son altercation) seal the films fate. An unflinching tale of addiction, unconditional love and reconciliation. Visually, the film is well crafted with splendid cinematography and lighting – which is wrapped up with neat post-production and high-quality sound. Therkildsen has delivered a piece of filmmaking that showcases the harrowing effects of a parental addiction on a child – and the detrimental consequences in later life. Highly recommended viewing.
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