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Addiction

Synopsis

3 individuals attend an AA meeting. After telling their stories they realize their lives are connected beyond an addiction.

Review

5/5
An ensemble drama that delves into addiction and criminality.
Directed by Darrius Mylze Johnson, from a script by Steven Rashan, ‘Addiction’ is a short drama film that delves into the backstory of three AA meeting attendees and their interlinking connection. Starring Alyssa Nicole Brown as Sue, Chico Dusty as Troy and NBS Malay as Vita, the narrative explores themes of addiction, brotherhood and criminality and as is constructed of a wider ensemble cast. A gritty tale that moderately unravels throughout the 31-minute runtime.

The short opens with the three new AA members in attendance of a group meeting. Sue, Troy and Vita reluctantly divulge their reasons for attending. The film utilizes flashback scenes to examine each of the characters infringement with the law. As the narrative plays out, it becomes apparent that they were all apprehended by the same detectives on the same night.

Addiction Short Film
Johnson and Rashan have crafted a riveting tale that doesn’t shy away from exploring drug culture and criminal behavior. Despite a promising start, the film is flawed with excessive dialogue, redundant co-stars and weak sound recording. The runtime for ‘Addiction’ is overly lengthy and would benefit from a few cuts here and there. Having said that, the cinematography is of a reasonable standard – which is neatly wrapped up with quality post-production. Acting delivery from the entire ensemble is of a praiseworthy standard that will ensure viewer engagement is maintained. A worthy watch.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Darrius Mylze Johnson
Writer(s): Steven Rashan
Cast: Alo Pyrxx, Alyssa Nicole Brown, Ant Grand, Aonani, ArtThrob, Brandon Biz Spigner, Chico Dusty, Demetrius Rogers, Durrel Big Mooch Harris, Jayson Mclvery, Ke’Ausha Scott- Cummins, Krystin Woodard, Laura Clark, Leticia Blakley, Lord Dough Pyrxx, NBS Malay, Parris Nichols, Richard Hizeman Scott, Shalawnda Blakley- Johnson, Sharell Willis, Steven Rashan, The Gypsy
Producer(s): Darrius Mylze Johnson, Steven Rashan, Teka Jones
Director of Photography:
Animation (if applicable):

Specifications

Genre: ,
Country:
Language: English
Year: 2021
Runtime: 31 min

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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Darrius Mylze Johnson
Writer(s): Steven Rashan
Cast: Alo Pyrxx, Alyssa Nicole Brown, Ant Grand, Aonani, ArtThrob, Brandon Biz Spigner, Chico Dusty, Demetrius Rogers, Durrel Big Mooch Harris, Jayson Mclvery, Ke’Ausha Scott- Cummins, Krystin Woodard, Laura Clark, Leticia Blakley, Lord Dough Pyrxx, NBS Malay, Parris Nichols, Richard Hizeman Scott, Shalawnda Blakley- Johnson, Sharell Willis, Steven Rashan, The Gypsy
Producer(s): Darrius Mylze Johnson, Steven Rashan, Teka Jones
Director of Photography:
Animation (if applicable):

Specifcations

Genre: ,
Country:
Language: English
Year: 2021
Runtime: 31 min

Recommended

Addiction

Synopsis

3 individuals attend an AA meeting. After telling their stories they realize their lives are connected beyond an addiction.

Review

An ensemble drama that delves into addiction and criminality.

5/5
Directed by Darrius Mylze Johnson, from a script by Steven Rashan, ‘Addiction’ is a short drama film that delves into the backstory of three AA meeting attendees and their interlinking connection. Starring Alyssa Nicole Brown as Sue, Chico Dusty as Troy and NBS Malay as Vita, the narrative explores themes of addiction, brotherhood and criminality and as is constructed of a wider ensemble cast. A gritty tale that moderately unravels throughout the 31-minute runtime.

The short opens with the three new AA members in attendance of a group meeting. Sue, Troy and Vita reluctantly divulge their reasons for attending. The film utilizes flashback scenes to examine each of the characters infringement with the law. As the narrative plays out, it becomes apparent that they were all apprehended by the same detectives on the same night.

Addiction Short Film
Johnson and Rashan have crafted a riveting tale that doesn’t shy away from exploring drug culture and criminal behavior. Despite a promising start, the film is flawed with excessive dialogue, redundant co-stars and weak sound recording. The runtime for ‘Addiction’ is overly lengthy and would benefit from a few cuts here and there. Having said that, the cinematography is of a reasonable standard – which is neatly wrapped up with quality post-production. Acting delivery from the entire ensemble is of a praiseworthy standard that will ensure viewer engagement is maintained. A worthy watch.

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