Skip to main content
#
The Independent Critic

STARRING
Katy Reece, Mark Sweet, Flo Masson, Jaden Peters-Simmons, and Nicola Helen Murray
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY
Shaneika Johnson-Simms
RUNNING TIME
8 Mins.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE

 "When the Pile is Crooked" a Solid Student Short 
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Pinterest
Reddit
Add to favorites
Email

A touching drama written and directed by Shaneika Johnson-Simms, When the Pile is Crooked tells a straightforward yet complex story involving a teenage girl, Jolie (Katy Reece), who discovers a pair of mysterious underwear while rummaging through her father's (Mark Sweet) clothing for spare change. Will she tell her mother (Flo Masson), already overly stressed between work, family, and caring for a son with autism (Jaden Peters-Simmons)?

While it seems incredibly straightforward, rest assured that Johnson-Simms has added some nice layers to this eight-minute student short that has already had screenings at the Portobello Film Festival and Early Bird Student Film Festival. Shot in the South London, When the Pile is Crooked is an intelligent family drama that tries to do an awful lot in its relatively short running time yet still manages to create involving and interesting characters whom likely would have been even more convincing with just a wee bit more running time.

© Written by Richard Propes
The Independent Critic

    The 50/50 x 2020 Pledge

    The Independent Critic is proud to support Indy-based Heartland Film by committing to the 50/50 x 2020 Pledge - By the end of the year 2020, The Independent Critic will achieve gender parity in its reviews of both shorts and feature films. Furthermore, The Independent Critic also pledges support for the Ruderman Family Foundation's call for authentic representation of people with disabilities in film and actively commits to leverage its journalistic influence to effect genuine change in the film industry by calling for and actively promoting authentic and inclusive casting and hiring of people with disabilities.

    our twitterour facebook page pintrestlinkdin

    The Independent Critic © 2008 - 2020