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STARRING
Lucy Hilton-Jones, Annina Kaski, Joseph Supple-Turnham
DIRECTED BY
Harvey Puttock
SCREENPLAY
Harvey Puttock (Written/Story by), Lexy Anderson (Story by)
RUNNING TIME
5 Mins.

 

 "The Many Faces of Beth Jones" an Entertaining Indie Short  
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The Many Faces of Beth Jones, which had its premiere at Raindance Film Festival, one of the UK's most celebrated film fests, is an entertaining 5-minute short film about a young actress, I'll bet you can guess her name, who enters her agent's office fresh off a successful television stint enthusiastically ready to review the myriad of opportunities that await her. 

Yeah, well. About those opportunities...

Written and directed by Harvey Puttock, The Many Faces of Beth Jones depends almost entirely upon the strength of its lead actress, Lucy Hilton-Jones, to sell a breezily paced, witty and fun short film in which not a whole lot happens but what does happen is an awful lot of fun to watch. 

Fortunately, Hilton-Jones is up to the task. 

Puttock is an up-and-coming director with a couple other shorts to his name along with extensive work on talk show Vidfest Diaries, while Hilton-Jones is a relative newcomer with four short films to her name all within the past year. Here's hoping we see even more of her in the future as her dry humor, body language, and facial expressions deserve to find a home somewhere in the world of comedy. 

There's not a whole lot that can be said about such a brief short film, especially without giving the entire film away, other than to say it's a joy to watch and you can't help but enjoy The Many Faces of Beth Jones. 

© Written by Richard Propes
The Independent Critic 

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