Ashley Weismantel, Jeff Clark Jr., Sarah Grace Sanders, Alisa Kuroedova WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY
Pat Bradley RUNNING TIME
15 Mins. OFFICIAL IMDB
Movie Review: Star Crossed
In writer/director Pat Bradley's 15-minute dramatic short film Star Crossed, Ashley Weismantel is Michelle, a woman mourning the loss of her family while battling her own demons who suddenly finds herself as the winner of the Mega-Millions.
Having already picked up over a dozen awards on the microcinema fest circuit, Star Crossed soars on the strength of Weismantel's complex and vulnerable performance as the troubled Michelle with a performance that leaves you guessing throughout the film's 15-minute running time. Filmed on an estimated $3,000 budget, Star Crossed convinces thanks to its gifted ensemble and Christopher Escandon's effective lensing.
While the film's low-budget roots are evident, Bradley's disciplined direction and a strong production team combine to accomplish quite a bit here. Jonathan Nyiri's sound design exceeds what one would expect for such a low-budget film and even the film's music impresses. Among the supporting players, both Sarah Grace Sanders and Jeff Clark Jr. shine.
Star Crossed should prove to be popular with indie and experimental fest fans with its thought-provoking narrative and impactful drama. The film continues on its festival run and if you get a chance to check it out you should do so.