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Directed by
Gary Ravenscroft
Written by
Rachel Grant Jackson, Charlie Capen
Rachel Grant Jackson, Charlie Capen, Michael Raymond James, Saxon Trainor
Running Time
19 Mins.

 "3 Things" Review 
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Perfectly described as a "visual mix-tape about love" by its producers, 3 Things is a wondrously unique, sweet, romantic and ever so slightly off-kilter evolving around two people, Oliver (Charlie Capen) and Charlotte (Rachel Grant Jackson), who happen to meet at exactly the right and exactly the wrong time.

3 Things is already gathering quite the reputation on the festival circuit with official selections at the Cannes Film Festival's Short Film Corner, Method Fest, LA Shorts Fest, the HollyShorts Film Festival and a few others. The film has an almost magical quality about it, blending nicely a fairy tale feeling into the fabric of its quirky little love story.

Much of the credit for the success of the film must go to co-leads Rachel Grant Jackson and Charlie Capen, who also co-wrote the film. The two display a marvelous, relaxed chemistry and their moments together are quiet moments of relaxed intimacy and pure comfort. Trey DeCamp's original music serves as the perfect companion to the film's offbeat nature, while Jessica Young's camera work is simply top notch.

Given the film's unique current, kudos must also be offered to costume designer Olivia Segerstrom, whose ability to accentuate the uniqueness of each character without turning them into a caricature helps to add depth to each character.

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