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Too Little, Too Late

A heartbreaking Christmas drama about family, COVID-19 and loneliness.
3/5

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Directed by Sammy Simmans and John Ryder, from a script by Simmans, ‘Too Little, Too Late’ is a short drama film that delves into one woman’s loneliness and isolation amidst COVID-19 restrictions. Set entirely in one location, the film star’s Alma Reising as Hazel – an aging widow who longs for a happy family Christmas with her daughter and grandson. Anna Silverstri co-stars as Paula – Hazel’s daughter. A poignant tale that will resonate with the masses.

Throughout the 7-minute film, which is set in Hazel’s apartment, we learn about the wider family dynamic and the unsettling loneliness that overwhelms the central character. Much of the narrative centers around pandemic restrictions – showcasing the distressing affects of those living in solitude. When Hazel discovers she’s likely to spend Christmas alone, her health takes a turn for the worse (COVID-19). The film concludes with a sorrowful twist that will strike a heart rendering chord with many.

Simmans and Ryder have crafted a neat production with a stellar performance by Alma Reising (Hazel) – who opens the drama with a four-and-a-half-minute continuous take. In spite of the narrative poignancy, the film has a discreet comical underbelly – walking the thin line between comedy and tragedy. Technically, the film is shot with quality cinematography, sound and post-production – which deserves high praise. The drama acts as a salient reminder to remember lonely family members during the festive season.
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Too Little, Too Late

A heartbreaking Christmas drama about family, COVID-19 and loneliness.
3/5

Review

Directed by Sammy Simmans and John Ryder, from a script by Simmans, ‘Too Little, Too Late’ is a short drama film that delves into one woman’s loneliness and isolation amidst COVID-19 restrictions. Set entirely in one location, the film star’s Alma Reising as Hazel – an aging widow who longs for a happy family Christmas with her daughter and grandson. Anna Silverstri co-stars as Paula – Hazel’s daughter. A poignant tale that will resonate with the masses.

Throughout the 7-minute film, which is set in Hazel’s apartment, we learn about the wider family dynamic and the unsettling loneliness that overwhelms the central character. Much of the narrative centers around pandemic restrictions – showcasing the distressing affects of those living in solitude. When Hazel discovers she’s likely to spend Christmas alone, her health takes a turn for the worse (COVID-19). The film concludes with a sorrowful twist that will strike a heart rendering chord with many.

Simmans and Ryder have crafted a neat production with a stellar performance by Alma Reising (Hazel) – who opens the drama with a four-and-a-half-minute continuous take. In spite of the narrative poignancy, the film has a discreet comical underbelly – walking the thin line between comedy and tragedy. Technically, the film is shot with quality cinematography, sound and post-production – which deserves high praise. The drama acts as a salient reminder to remember lonely family members during the festive season.
Too Little Too Late Short Film

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No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Specifications

Runtime: 7 min
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