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Spackle

A heartfelt tale about a bruised mother/son relationship.
3/5

Review

Written and directed by Dean C. Dusharme, ‘Spackle’ is a short drama film that explores the emotional disconnection between a son and his mother. Zachary Geiger leads the cast as Dustin, a melancholic single child whose relationship with his mother deteriorated since his father’s absence. Kaili Vernoff co-stars as Marianne – Dustin’s mother. James J. Williams completes the cast as an eccentric street artist whom Dustin befriends. The short delves into themes of mental health, guilt, motherhood, illness and hope.

The 14-minute film opens with a snapshot of the mother and son’s distant relationship – like ships passing in the night. During Dustin’s crack-filling work in the neighborhood, an outlandish street artist offers him a repair job at his home – leading to an unraveling of creative expression. Without spoiling the succeeding narrative, a personal setback concerning his mother incites a heartfelt reconciliation.

With adept cinematography by Brian Ellis, and stellar acting delivery all round, ‘Spackle’ is a sturdy production that deserves praise and acclaim. Under Dusharme’s direction, the narrative is neatly structured with earnest poignancy that will warm the hearts of the audience. Zachary Geiger, a promising young actor to keep an eye on, gives a remarkable portrayal that will ensure engagement is maintained throughout. A charming drama that shouldn’t be overlooked.
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Spackle

A heartfelt tale about a bruised mother/son relationship.
3/5

Review

Written and directed by Dean C. Dusharme, ‘Spackle’ is a short drama film that explores the emotional disconnection between a son and his mother. Zachary Geiger leads the cast as Dustin, a melancholic single child whose relationship with his mother deteriorated since his father’s absence. Kaili Vernoff co-stars as Marianne – Dustin’s mother. James J. Williams completes the cast as an eccentric street artist whom Dustin befriends. The short delves into themes of mental health, guilt, motherhood, illness and hope.

The 14-minute film opens with a snapshot of the mother and son’s distant relationship – like ships passing in the night. During Dustin’s crack-filling work in the neighborhood, an outlandish street artist offers him a repair job at his home – leading to an unraveling of creative expression. Without spoiling the succeeding narrative, a personal setback concerning his mother incites a heartfelt reconciliation.

With adept cinematography by Brian Ellis, and stellar acting delivery all round, ‘Spackle’ is a sturdy production that deserves praise and acclaim. Under Dusharme’s direction, the narrative is neatly structured with earnest poignancy that will warm the hearts of the audience. Zachary Geiger, a promising young actor to keep an eye on, gives a remarkable portrayal that will ensure engagement is maintained throughout. A charming drama that shouldn’t be overlooked.
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