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No Hard Shells Crack?

A fast-paced horror that delves into paranoia fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic.
5/5

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Written and directed by Rich Mcafee, ‘No Hard Shells Crack?’ is an experimental horror film that explores paranoia and trepidation during a government imposed COVID-19 lockdown. Starring Rich Mcafee and Naz Akther, the fast-paced short (which is entirely set in one location) delves into the protagonist’s angst and health anxiety when his flatmate returns home from an overseas trip. Her suitcase acts as the symbolic narrative antagonist that accelerates his fears of being seized by the virus.

The 3-minute film opens with the central character reading a government issued stay-at-home letter. The narrative takes place in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom. Upon the arrival of his flatmate, an overwhelming notion of apprehension engulfs his psyche – fearing she has imported the virus into his “safe space”. The trembling mysterious suitcase acts a metaphor for the sinister virus. A riveting watch with a thinly vailed comical underbelly.

Rich Mcafee has crafted an outstanding short that excels both narratively and technically. Not only does the film deliver stellar cinematography, sound and post-production, but the lighting and musical soundtrack is skillfully orchestrated – which flow hand-in-hand to aid the theme of spine-chilling terror. The protagonist (Rich Mcafee) delivers an engrossing portrayal throughout – his ability to convey consternation is highly commendable and abundantly entertaining. A well mastered piece of filmmaking that deserves high praise and acclaim. A worthy watch. Highly recommended viewing.

Brief Synopsis

In the midst of lockdown, a man becomes unbalanced and loses his temper with a suitcase which leads to a surreal event.
No Hard Shells Crack?

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Credits

Director(s): Rich Mcafee
Writer(s): Rich Mcafee
Cast: Naz Akther, Rich Mcafee
Producer(s): Rich Mcafee
Director of Photography:
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Runtime: 3 min

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No Hard Shells Crack?

A fast-paced horror that delves into paranoia fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic.
5/5

Review

Written and directed by Rich Mcafee, ‘No Hard Shells Crack?’ is an experimental horror film that explores paranoia and trepidation during a government imposed COVID-19 lockdown. Starring Rich Mcafee and Naz Akther, the fast-paced short (which is entirely set in one location) delves into the protagonist’s angst and health anxiety when his flatmate returns home from an overseas trip. Her suitcase acts as the symbolic narrative antagonist that accelerates his fears of being seized by the virus.

The 3-minute film opens with the central character reading a government issued stay-at-home letter. The narrative takes place in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom. Upon the arrival of his flatmate, an overwhelming notion of apprehension engulfs his psyche – fearing she has imported the virus into his “safe space”. The trembling mysterious suitcase acts a metaphor for the sinister virus. A riveting watch with a thinly vailed comical underbelly.

Rich Mcafee has crafted an outstanding short that excels both narratively and technically. Not only does the film deliver stellar cinematography, sound and post-production, but the lighting and musical soundtrack is skillfully orchestrated – which flow hand-in-hand to aid the theme of spine-chilling terror. The protagonist (Rich Mcafee) delivers an engrossing portrayal throughout – his ability to convey consternation is highly commendable and abundantly entertaining. A well mastered piece of filmmaking that deserves high praise and acclaim. A worthy watch. Highly recommended viewing.

Spotlight

No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Brief Synopsis

In the midst of lockdown, a man becomes unbalanced and loses his temper with a suitcase which leads to a surreal event.
No Hard Shells Crack?

Credits

Director(s): Rich Mcafee
Writer(s): Rich Mcafee
Cast: Naz Akther, Rich Mcafee
Producer(s): Rich Mcafee
Director of Photography:
Animation:

Specifications

Country:
Language:
Year:
Runtime: 3 min
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